Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

MFA Mentor, Creative Nonfiction

Charlotte Gill Charlotte Gill

BA (Univ of Toronto), MFA (UBC)

Charlotte Gill is the author of Eating Dirt, a national bestseller that won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Nonfiction. This title was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize and the RBC Taylor Prize. Her previous book, Ladykiller, was a Governor General’s Award nominee. Her fiction and narrative nonfiction have appeared in Vogue, Hazlitt, The Walrus and many other newspapers and magazines. In addition to her work at King’s, Gill is the Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism at the Banff Centre. Her next book, Almost Brown, is forthcoming from Penguin Random House. 

Selected publications

  • Eating DirtDeep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe. Greystone/David Suzuki Foundation, 2011.
  • Ladykiller. Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005.


Narrative nonfiction, fiction, natural history and science writing, women’s narratives, representation of race and ethnicity in literature.