Canadian author Gila Green is an Israel-based writer, editor, and EFL teacher.
She's the author of four novels: White Zion, a novel-in-stories that migrates from Yemen to Ottoman Palestine to British Mandate and modern Israel (Cervena Barva Press, 2019), and Passport Control (S&H Publishing, 2018) that follows heroine Miriam Gil from Canada to Israel where she falls in love, discovers a family secret, finds herself unable to navigate her new surroundings, and gets wrapped up in a murder.
Her first young adult eco-fiction novel is No Entry , (Stormbird Press, Australia.) In this novel seventeen-year-old Yael Amar uncovers a deadly poaching ring in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The first in an environmental series that stresses the dangers of elephant poaching, No Entry is a must read for anyone who cares about the planet and animal conservation and introduces a Jewish eco-heroine. Her first novel is King of the Class (NON Publishing, Vancouver, 2013). This political satire imagines a post civil war, futuristic Israel divided into one secular and one Halachik state through the eyes of unhappily married Eve who must save her son from his kidnappers.
Gila's short fiction appears in dozens of literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Israel, Ireland, and Hong Kong including: The Fiddlehead , Terrain.org, Akashic Books, Sephardic Horizons, Jewish Fiction, Fiction Magazine, The Saranac Review, Arc Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Noir Nation, Quality Women's Fiction, The Dalhousie Review, Mom Egg Anthology, Tel Aviv Stories, Jane Doe Buys a Challah, The South Circular, Kunapipi, Yuan Yang Journal, Arc Magazine, 100 Pages of Canada, An Artistic Collaboration of Canadian Artists, Jewish Literary Journal, The Bookends Review, Life as a Human, and Boston Literary Review.
Her short story Roller Coaster is part of a Chanukah anthology titled One for Each Night: The Greatest Chanukah Stories of All Time (New Vessel Press, NY, 2023). Malarkey Books has published an excerpt from her novel-in-progress The Inheritance.
Her latest poetry appears in Exiled Writers Ink.
In nonfiction, her work has appeared in The Millions; Times of Israel; Live, Write, Thrive; Writers Write; The Creative Penn; WOW-womenonwriting and Christi Craig among other writing sites and book blogs.
Her work has been short-listed for the Doris Bakwin Literary Award (Carolina Wren Press), WordSmitten's TenTen Fiction Contest, twice for the Walrus Literary Award, and twice for the Eric Hoffer Best New Writing Award. Gila wrote the introduction to Doikayt, an anthology of short tabletop roleplaying games.
Gila's fellowships include the Summer Literary Seminars Program (Montreal). She has lived in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem. Gila has been an SCBWI member and participated in the 2020 February Vancouver Jewish Book Festival. She has offered creative writing workshops through WOW-women on Writing, The American Sephardi Federation's Institute of Jewish Experience and for Lounge Writers.
Sample list of books Gila has edited to publication on Reedsy.