2003 Winner

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

for Virtual Clearcut: Or, the Way Things Are in My Hometown

Jury Citation

“Virtual Clearcut is an unapologetically subjective and impassioned reckoning of the forces that have sustained and paralysed the individual and collective will of a small community. Vigorous and unflinching, Fawcett poses awkward questions of himself, his friends, environmentalists, government and the timber industry. In tracing the decline and fall of a community in Canada, Virtual Clearcut narrates a modern and ominously universal story.” – 2003 Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize Jury (Katherine Ashenburg, Stephen Brunt, and Ken Wiwa)