||Margaret Blair Young|
Margaret Young, a frequent award recipient from the Association for Mormon Letters, is a novelist and playwright best known for her work co-written with Darius Gray regarding the African-American Mormon experience, Standing on the Promises
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||By Common Consent|
Posts by Margaret Blair Young on the popular Mormon blog By Common Consent
||Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons|
The website for the upcoming documentary.
||Times and Seasons|
Posts by Margaret Blair Young on the popular Mormon blog Times and Seasons
|Also Known As
||Margaret B. Young; Margaret Blair Fox; Margaret Young; Margaret Blair|
||Four (Kaila, Robert, Julia, Michael)|
||1979, B.A. Brigham Young University, Emphasis: Theater and Cinematic Arts|
1988, M.A. Brigham Young University, English, Emphasis: Creative Writing
||Margaret Young has taught writing part-time at Brigham Young University since 1984, as well as at BYU-Hawaii in 1994.|
||2003: “Best In State” award in fiction category from state of Utah|
2001: Association for Mormon Letters award for novel One More River to Cross
Association for Mormon Letters award for play I Am Jane
1998: Grant from Utah Arts Council for research towards One More River to Cross
1996: 1st Place in the BYU Studies Playwriting Competition, for Dear Stone, a two-act play.
1995: Honorable Mention from Utah Arts Council for Biography/Autobiography, Parallel Lives.
1994: Honorable Mention from Utah Arts Council for Children's literature, for Inklebert's Inventions.
1993: 1st Place for Young Adult Novel from Utah Arts Council, Merry's Daughters.
D.K. Brown Fiction Competition:
2nd place for story "Zoo Sounds."
2nd place for short short story "Project."
1992: Association of Mormon Letters Award for Elegies and Love Songs.
1991: Honorable Mention, Katherine Anne Porter Short Fiction Contest, sponsored by Nimrod (Tulsa, Oklahoma).
Annual Fiction Award, Dialogue, for story "Outsiders."
1990: Publication Prize, for collected short stories, awarded by Utah Arts Council.
Utah Arts Council Prize, first place for best novel (for Salvador).
Second Place, D.K. Brown Memorial Contest, Sunstone Magazine) for story "In Search of Spilled Root Beer."
Finalist, Oktoberfest VI (national fiction contest), for "Sandboxers."
1989: Utah Arts Council Award, first place for best collected fiction, for Elegies and Love Songs.
Utah Arts Council Award, first place for best single short story (for "Elegy for John Donne").
Annual Fiction award, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought for story "Grandma's Dying."
Listed: Pushcart Prizes, for story "Grandpa's Growth," published in The Southern Review.
1988: Mayhew Short Story Contest, first place.
Mayhew Essay Contest, first place.
Anne Doty Fiction Contest, first place.
Elsie Carroll Essay Contest, third place.
1987: Festival of the Arts Short Story Contest, first place.
Mayhew Short Story Contest, third place.
Anne Doty Fiction Contest, second place.
1986: Festival of the Arts Essay Contest, first place.
1985: Mayhew Short Story Contest, second place.
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