Friday, April 09, 2010

Mormon scholar and journalist Linda Sillitoe dies

Excerpts of Former award-winning Deseret News reporter Linda Sillitoe, author dies By Josh Smith, Deseret News
Noted Utah journalist and author Linda Sillitoe died Wednesday at age 61 after a long illness.

Working at the Deseret News and Utah Holiday magazine, Sillitoe also wrote for national publications such as The New York Times.

As an author, Sillitoe wrote eight books, including fiction and poetry.

Her book "Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders," which she co-authored with Allen Roberts, chronicled the Mark Hofmann bombings in Salt Lake City in 1985 that killed two people and garnered national attention. The murders eventually exposed Hofmann's documents, said to undermine the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as forgeries.

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