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A multicultural household

March 28th, 2023

Award-winning writer, Charlotte Gill’s father is Indian and her mother is English. They met in 1960s London, married and had three children. The family left England for North America hoping to leave behind the prejudice against interracial love as Gill relates in Almost Brown: A Mixed-Race Family Memoir (Viking $36 h.c.), due out June, 2023. Seeking the dream of life, liberty and happiness tears the family apart and results in a divorce, many grudges and decades of not communicating. Eventually Gill and her father reconnect. Gill’s first book, a collection of short stories, Ladykiller (Thomas Allen, 2005) received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Danuta Gleed Award in 2006, and was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her second title, her first memoir, Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree Planting Tribe (Greystone, 2011) was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize and then won the 2012 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award from the Canadian Booksellers Association, judged by independent booksellers and presented at the 2012 Libris Awards in Toronto. It also received the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. 9780735243033

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