Reed Environmental Writing Award
2022 Reed Environmental Writing Award
Watch this year’s ceremony featuring Catherine Coleman Flowers, Alexis Okeowo, and Michael Mann.
This year’s award winners
Congratulations to our 2022 Reed Award winners whose writing brings to light the public health calamity unfolding in rural Alabama due to neglected sewage infrastructure.
About the award
In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region’s unique natural treasures for inspiration and insight—from the haunting cypress swamps of Georgia to the tall mountains of western North Carolina to the rolling fields of the Virginia piedmont. As the South grows and changes, writers are increasingly exploring our relationship with these natural riches and the challenges they face in this time of transition, and SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award honors the best of these storytellers.