Charlotte Gill

MFA Mentor

Charlotte Gill Charlotte Gill

BA (Univ of Toronto), MFA (UBC)

Charlotte Gill is the author of Eating Dirt, a tree-planting memoir nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the Charles Taylor Prize, and two B.C. Book Prizes. It was the 2012 winner of the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Her previous book, Ladykiller, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of the B.C. Book Prize for fiction. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian StoriesThe Journey Prize Stories, and newspapers and magazines across Canada. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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.