Jane’s Stories Press Foundation is very excited to announce Diane Wilson as the winner of
the 2022 Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature for her seminal novel: The Seed Keeper.

Wilson’s novel is groundbreaking in its ability to weave a braid about one Native American
woman’s journey to understand herself, and her family’s legacy through the preservation of
its agricultural history. By depicting the heartbreaking cost of American “progress” on her protagonist, Rosalie Iron Wing, Wilson purposefully lays bare our country’s responsibility for exacting a tragic price from Native Americans and the lands they cultivated.

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