Reed Environmental Writing Award

In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region's unique natural heritage 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, southern writers are increasingly exploring the relationship between nature and man. SELC's Reed Environmental Writing Award honors these storytellers who capture in words our landscapes and traditions in transition.

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2014 Reed Environmental Writing Award Winners Announced More »

SELC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Award, given each year to two works that exemplify the best environmental writing in the South. One award went to R. Scot Duncan for his book Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity. The other award went to The Tennessean’s Duane W. Gang, for his articles on coal ash and fracking in Tennessee. Learn more here.

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