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Each year the Mormon History Association gives out an award for the Best Mormon biography. You can learn more about the MHA through their website.

  (1990) Reed Smoot, Apostle in Politics. Merrill, Milton R. New York City: Columbia University Press, 1950. 520p.
  (1991) Eliza and Her Sisters. Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1991. 179p.
  (1992) Mormon Odyssey: The Story of Ida Hunt Udall, Plural Wife. Ellsworth, Maria S. University of Illinois Press, 1992.
  (1994) Sidney Rigdon, A Portrait of Religious Excess. Van Wagoner, Richard S. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1994. 493p.
  (1995) Lowell L. Bennion: Teacher, Counselor, Humanitarian. Bradford, Mary Lythgoe. Salt Lake City: Dialogue Foundation, 1995. 388p.
  (1997) The Saintly Scoundrel: The Life and Times of Dr. John Cook Bennett. Smith, Andrew F. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 1997. 271p.
  (1998) From Mission to Madness: Last Son of the Mormon Prophet. Avery, Valeen Tippetts. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 1998. 357p.
  (1999) Fawn McKay Brodie, a Biographer's Life. Bringhurst, Newell. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000. 350p.
  (2000) Four Zinas: A Story of Mothers and Daughters on the Mormon Frontier. Bradley, Martha Sonntag and Mary Brown Firmage Woodward. Signature Books, 2000. 497p.
  (2001) One Side By Himself, The Life and Time of Lewis Barney, 1808-1894. Barney, Ronald O. Utah State University Press, 2001. 370p.
  (2003) Hugh Nibley, A Consecrated Life. Peterson, Boyd J. Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2002. 446p.
  (2004) John A. Widtsoe: A Biography. Parrish, Alan K. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2003. 768p.
  (2005) Joseph Smith, The Making of a Prophet. Vogel, Dan. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2004. 716p.
  (2006) David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. Prince, Gregory A. and William Robert Wright. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2005. 490p.
  (2007) Rascal by Nature, A Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography. Peterson, Levi S. University of Utah Press, 2006. 480p.
  (2008) Dave Rust: A Life in the Canyons. Anderson, Michael F. and Frederick H Swanson. University of Utah Press; 1 edition, 2008. 384p.
  (2009) Leonard J. Arrington, A Historian's Life. Topping, Gary. Arthur H Clark Company, 2008. 251p.
  (2009) Mormonism's Last Colonizer: The Life and Times of William H. Smart. Smart, William B. Utah State University Press; 1 edition, 2008. 352p.
  (2010) Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861. Aird, Polly. Arthur H. Clark Company, 2009. 320p.
  (2012) Swell Suffering: A Biography of Maurine Whipple. Hale, Veda Tebbs. Kofford Books, 2011. 456p.
  (2013) Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet . Turner, John G. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012. 512p.