UBC Creative Writing instructor and alumna Charlotte Gill has won British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for her tree-planting memoir Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe. The $40,000 prize was awarded at a ceremony in Vancouver on Feb. 13.
Eating Dirt is also shortlisted for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, to be presented on March 5. Gill’s first book, the short-story collection Ladykiller, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the B.C. Book Prize for fiction, and was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award for fiction.
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