Brian Brett

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Brian Brett, writer, poet, farmer, literary critic, memoirist and activist is the 9th recipient of the annual British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for literary excellence for his 2011 release, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life.

This prize was established in 2003 by former Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000.00 and a commemorative certificate.

Trauma Farm is a touching and tender memoir, at once humorous and profound, filled with wonderful insights about life as a poet and accidental farmer in what will always be, for Brian Brett especially, the gentle rain forests of home.” —WADE DAVIS, author of Light at the Edge of the World