Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975 with a degree in theatre and cinematic arts. In 1990 he was invited back to the university as the Honored Alumni speaker for the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

As an acclaimed novelist, Card has won many awards most notably for his best seller, Ender's Game. In 2010 he was honored with BYU Management Society's annual Distinguished Public Service Award.

Card has also been involved with the Hill Cumorah Pageant. He was assigned the responsibility to write the new script, which would become the foundation for all other artistic decisions.

In the fall of 2010, Card was featured in BYU's "Literary World: Illumination of the Mind" exhibit, which also featured other prominent authors such as Jack Weyland, Louisa May Alcott, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In 2014, Card was the keynote speaker at Provo's 2014 32nd Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium.

In 2015, Card, along with Peter Johnson and Aaron Johnston, presented at the LDS Film Festival hosted at the SCERA Center for the Arts in March. They shared their stories of working in Hollywood and gave advice for surviving the film industry.

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