Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Charlotte Gill Named the Winner of BC's National Non-Fiction Book Award

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Charlotte Gill

Congratulations to Charlotte Gill, winner of the 2012 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for her book Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe (Greystone Books)! The $40,000 prize was presented to Gill at a ceremony in Vancouver.

Eating Dirt is the story of Gill's life as a tree planter for nearly two decades. In an interview with Open Book, Gill also described her book as "a meditation on forests — a natural history, an exploration of humankind’s long relationship with trees and timber." Read the full interview here.

You can also listen to Gill talk about Eating Dirt in episode three of Quillcast, a new podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire.

For more information about British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, please visit

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