Levi Peterson
Born 13 December 1933
Snowflake, Arizona
Nationality American

Levi Peterson a writer of fiction, essays, and biographies and an emeritus professor of English at Weber State University.



1986 Association for Mormon Letters Award for The Backslider

1st place winner of the D.K. Brown Fiction Contest for "Sunswath"

2006 Turner-Bergera Best Biography Award for A Rascal by Nature, a Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography

2009 Smith-Pettit Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mormon Letters



The Backslider (1986)
Aspen Marooney (1995)


Juanita Brooks: Mormon Woman Historian (1988)
A Rascal by Nature, a Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography (2006)

Short StoriesEdit

"The Gift," published in Greening Wheat (1983)

"Sunswath," published in Sunstone, issue 56 (November 1986)

"The Third Nephite," published in Dialogue, vol. 19, no. 4 (Winter 1986)

"The Christianizing of Coburn Heights," published in Bright Angels & Familiars (1992)

"Brothers," published in Dialogue, vol. 36, no. 2 (Summer 2003)

Short Story CollectionsEdit

The Canyons of Grace: Stories (1982)
Greening Wheat: Fifteen Mormon Short Stories (editor, 1983)
Night Soil: New Stories (1990)

Articles and EssaysEdit

"A Christian by Yearning," published in The Wilderness of Faith: Essays on Contemporary Mormon Thought (1991)

"In Defense of Mormon Erotica," published in Multiply and Replenish: Mormon Essays on Sex and Family (1994)

"Juanita Brooks: The Mormon Historian as Tragedian," published in Tending the Garden: Essays on Mormon Literature (1996)

"Salvaged for Mormonism," published in Dialogue, vol. 35, no. 1 (Spring 2002)

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