Brian Fawcett

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Brian Fawcett
Born (1940-05-13) May 13, 1940 (age 78)
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Simon Fraser University
Occupation writer,cultural analyst

Brian Fawcett (born May 13, 1944) is a Canadian writer[1] and cultural analyst who lives in Toronto, Ontario.

He was born and raised in Prince George, in northwest British Columbia, and graduated from Simon Fraser University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as an urban planner. In 2001, he co-founded (with Stan Persky) the website (named after a restaurant on Toronto's Bloor Street West), which is described as "a news service" and to which he is a regular contributor. He has also taught cultural literacy in maximum security prisons. Virtual Clearcut: Or, the Way Things Are in My Hometown won the 2003 Pearson Prize for Canadian non-fiction.



  • 1974The Opening: Prince George, Finally ()
  • 1982My Career with the Leafs and Other Stories
  • 1984Capital Tales
  • 1985The Secret Journal of Alexandre Mackenzie
  • 1986Cambodia: A Book For People Who Find Television too Slow
  • Public Eye: An Investigation Into the Disappearance of the World – 1990
  • Gender Wars: A Novel and Some Conversation About Sex and Gender – 1994
  • The Last of the Lumbermen – 2013


  • Five Books of a Northmanual – 1971
  • Friends – 1971
  • Permanent Relationships – 1975
  • Creatures of State – 1977
  • Tristram's Book – 1981
  • Aggressive Transport – 1982


  • Unusual Circumstances, Interesting Times and Other Impolite Interventions – 1991
  • The Compact Garden: Discovering the Pleasures of Planting in a Small Space – 1992
  • The Disbeliever's Dictionary: A Completely Disrespectful Lexicon of Canada Today – 1997
  • Virtual Clearcut, or The Way Things Are in My Hometown – 2003
  • Local Matters: A Defence of Dooney's Café and other Non-Globalized Places, People, and Ideas – 2003

Human Happiness, 2011


  1. ^ "About:". Retrieved December 5, 2010. 

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