Orson Scott Card is possibly the most versatile, the most prolific, the most read, and the most highly compensated Mormon author to date. His credits include poetry; essays, a dozen plays (that have been produced in regional theater), a revision of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, hundreds of audio plays based on scripture, a dozen scripts for animated videos, more than two dozen Ensign articles, a volume of humor (Saintspeak: The Mormon Dictionary), an award-winning historical novel (Saints, previously published as A Woman of Destiny), and a novelization of a motion picture (The Abyss)—in addition to the science fiction novels and short stories for which he is best known. Card was the first author to win both the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel for a novel and its sequel. Card is a true man of letters, if not a literary man for all seasons. He is the Latter-clay Saint answer to Frank Herbert and C. S. Lewis.
A Storyteller in Zion is a collection of speeches and previously published articles, essays, and reviews by Card. Three of the speeches were presented at BYU, two articles come from the Ensign, six essays and reviews come from Sunstone, and a comment comes from Dialogue.