Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

MFA Mentor, Creative Nonfiction

Charlotte Gill Charlotte Gill

BA (Univ of Toronto), MFA (UBC)

Charlotte Gill was born in London and raised in the United States and Canada. Her latest book, Almost Brown, a mixed-race family memoir, is published by Penguin Random House. She is also the author of Eating Dirt, a national bestseller that won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Nonfiction. This title was 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 VogueThe GuardianOprah DailyLit HubThe Walrus and many other newspapers and magazines. Gill is the Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism at the Banff Centre in addition to her faculty role at King’s. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Selected publications

  • Almost Brown, A Mixed-Race Family Memoir. Penguin Random House, 2023.
  • 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.