Neal E. Lambert, Professor of English at Brigham Young University, has been an important critic and editor of Mormon literature. With Richard Cracroft, he has edited two anthologies of Mormon literature, A Believing People: Literature of the Latter-day Saints. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1974); and 22 Young Mormon Writers (Provo, Utah: Communications Workshop, 1975).Criticism
Lambert, Neal E., and Richard H. Cracroft. "Through Gentile Eyes: A Hundred Years of the Mormon in Fiction," New Era, 2 (March 1972), 14-19.
Lambert, Neal E., "The Representation of Reality in Nineteenth Century Mormon Autobiography." Dialogue 11.2 (Summer 1978): 62-74.Lambert, Neal E. and Richard H. Cracroft. "Literary Form and Historical Understanding: Joseph Smith's First Vision." Journal of Mormon History 7 (1980): 33-42. Durrant, Matthew and Neal E. Lambert. "From Foe to Friend. The Mormon Embrace of Fiction." Utah Historical Quarterly 50 (Fall 1982): 325-39 Lambert, Neal A., ed. The Literature of Belief. Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft and BYU Religious Studies Center, 1979.