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JUDITH TURNER-YAMAMOTO IS 2020 FINALIST FOR PETRICHOR LITERARY PRIZE AWARDED BY REGAL HOUSE PUBLISHING | Regal House Publishing announced that Judith Turner-Yamamoto is the Finalist for the 2020 Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Literary Fiction for her novel, Garden of the Dead. The Raleigh, NC-based publishing house will publish the novel in 2022.

JUDITH TURNER-YAMAMOTO’s awards include a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Artistic Excellence Award, 2018 Bridport Prize for the Short Story, short list; fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Fundacíon Valparaiso; Fish International Short Story Prize, Runner-Up; Manchester Fiction Prize, Short List; StoryQuarterly Scholar, Sewanee Writers’ Conference; the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, the Virginia Governor’s Screenwriting Award, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Virginia Commission on the Arts, and a Moving Words Poetry Prize from Arlington County, Virginia Arts Council. She has been a finalist for numerous additional awards, including the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Workshop, the Cincinnati Library Foundation Writer in Residence, and the 2015 Eludia Award, Sowilo Press.

Her stories, poems, and nonfiction have appeared in magazines and journals, including The Mississippi Review, StorySOUTH, The American Literary Review, Verdad, The Village Rambler, Parting Gifts, Potomac Review, Dash, and Snake Nation Review. Anthologies featuring her work include The Boom Project, 2019, Fish Anthology 2016, (Fish Publishing, Cork, Ireland); Walking the Edge: A Southern Gothic Anthology, Dorothy Allison, editor; Gravity Dancers, Double Lives, Farm Wives and Other Iowa Stories, and Best New Poets 2005. She has taught fiction at the Writers’ Center at the Chautauqua Institution, the Danville Writer’s Conference, and at the Writers’ Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

An art historian, she is a critic and features writer covering the arts, design, and travel for Travel & Leisure, Elle, USAir, Art & Antiques, Interiors, The Boston Globe Magazine, among others. Her on-air interviews have been featured on “Around Cincinnati”, a weekly arts talk show on NPR affiliate station WVXU.


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