2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards Judges

Posted on Mon, Feb 7, 2022

december is thrilled to announce Laura Dave (Fiction) and Taté Walker (Nonfiction) will judge our 2022 prose awards. We couldn’t be more excited and full of gratitude that these amazing writers will select the winners and finalists for this year’s prose contest. Submissions open March 1 and close on May 1. See our complete guidelines for more information.

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Laura Dave is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He told MeEight Hundred Grapes and other novels. Her work has been published in thirty-two countries and The Last Thing He Told Me is soon to be a limited series on Apple+ TV. She resides in California. Click here for more info.


Taté Walker is a Lakota citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and an award-winning Two-Spirit storyteller. Their work has appeared in The Nation, Native Peoples magazine, Indian Country Today, ANMLY, and several anthologies, including Fierce: Essays By and About Dauntless Women. Click here for more info.