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Israeli women share stories


A long time ago it seems now (yes, in the world before October 7), I answered a call for submissions at the German Embassy in Tel Aviv. I thought it sounded like an amazing project I'd like to take part in. The submission call was for essays from women all over Israel in a variety of languages. After all of the delays between Corona and t...

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YouTube & Photos from Literary Modiin Author Event


 A photo gallery from the 49th Literary Modiin event! Thanks so much to Julie Zuckerman for creating this space for creativity and storytelling. I had the opportunity to read from my new novel With A Good Eye and connect with readers (one participant told me she came because her aunt in New York was reading my novel White Zion in her book...

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My Jerusalem Post Interview: Gila Green


 Thank you to journalist, Atara Beck, for this interview. The magazine (print) version is longer and includes a photo spread. I'll post the PDF. For now, here is the online version of the interview with a link to the full profile. With a Good Eye, the title of Canadian-Israeli author Gila Green's novel, alludes to a good luck charm the protago...

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 Want to win a shelf full of Jewish kidlit books? Check out this contest! There are tons of books being given out, with 9 lucky winners. You can enter here:  With A Good Eye is older YA, for ages 16 and up. My heroine, Luna Levy, is 19 turning 20 in the novel.  My book latest With A Good Eye, is part ...

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JOIN ME on ZOOM: Reading from With A Good Eye


 AJL Canada Roundtable: Canadian Authors' Showcase Sunday, May 5, 202410:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm Israel Time In this showcase, thirteen Canadian authors of children's, YA, and adult books—Rona Arato, Brayden Bernstein, Nancy Cohen, Zehava Cohn, Anne Dublin, Gila Green, Kathy Kacer, Etta Kaner, Joanne Levy, Carol Matas, Ira Robinson, Al...

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WATCH: My interview with Sally Wiener Grotta


 I was absolutely delighted when Sally Wiener Grotta offered to chat with me about my latest novel With A Good Eye. With A Good Eye is available for pre order on Amazon/Amazon Kindle, as well as directly from the Montreal publisher. In addition, With A Good Eye is my first audio book and hopefully, I'll be able to post that link in a...

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Join me Live or on Zoom to discuss With A Good Eye and More: Literary Modiin Event May 2024


In 2019, I had the pleasure of joining a Literary Modiin Event to discuss my books, White Zion and No Entry. Now, I'm excited to announce my return for the release of With A Good Eye. Huge thanks to Julie Zuckerman for extending the invitation—I'm truly honored to be alongside talented authors Sheryl Abbey and Sarah Ansbacher. Whethe...

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My Essay has been translated into Hebrew and German


There has only ever been one act that makes me feel as potent as Elijah: writing. With a pen in my hand I could raise the dead, ascend skyward and bring fire down from the heavens....In Israel I was both haunted by and trying to tear myself away from memory when it came to this Nation, and all of that energy had to land somewhere: it became a&...

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Review of With A Good Eye from author Liza Wiemer


Thank you Liza Wiemer! Hi Gila, how are you? I want you to know I finished your book! Wow! It's unlike anything I have read. What a unique family and such a strong, resilient young woman. You really captured the essence of neglectful parents and the burden their offspring need to endure for the poor choices of adults, its impact on self-worth,...

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March Jewish Book Carnival


Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Welcome to the March Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online "can meet, read, and comment on each others' posts." Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant...

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Review: Jewish Stories Translated into 18 Languages, Edited by Nora Gold with a Foreword by Josh Lambert


Gold has given us a profound type of inter-generational, transnational hand-holding. Exploring Jewish Identity and Resilience in 18 Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages (Edited by Nora Gold with a Foreword by Josh Lambert) In a conversation with Nora Gold that I found online, she eloquently points out that due to the dispersion of Jews among...

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Decoding AI in Writing


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing various industries. In the realm of writing, AI is not just a futuristic concept but a powerful tool reshaping the landscape of content creation. Let's unravel the intricacies of AI in writing, exploring its capabilities, applications, and the transfor...

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NovelClass Pod: I'm in Conversation with Dave Pezza


LISTEN: It was so nice to be in conversation again with Dave Pezza. This was our fourth podcast together and this time Dave interviewed me about my new novel With A Good Eye. Always a pleasure, Dave. Dave Pezza is the host of NovelClass, the first spin-off in the Writer's Bone Podcast Network. He spends his time trying to justify printing "writer" ...

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The 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition


As you know, I'm a fan of small press. That's one of the reasons I'm honored to be a judge for the 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition (Vine Leaves Press).   The 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition. As #writers we wish to establish literary legacies to sustain hope for the world to become ...

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LISTEN: With A Good Eye on New Books Network


Thank you podcaster Ari Barbalat for interviewing me for the New Books Network: Link: Ari asked me very comprehensive and thoughtful questions about With A Good Eye.  Gila GreenFeb 10, 2024With a Good EyeA NovelACE OF SWORDS PUBLISHING 2024 Luna Levi is an ordinary...

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Embracing Love in your writing on Valentine's Day


This year, let's explore how this day can be an opportunity to express love for our country, history, people, and traditions.  As Valentine's Day approaches, the air is filled with notions of romantic love—roses, chocolates, and heartfelt cards exchanged between partners. Well, when we can take our minds off the war, the hostages, and world in...

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Breakfast: Waffles, fresh fruit, With A Good Eye


Thanks R.A. in Glendale California. The menu at Luna Levi's corner store & grill would have been much improved if this was included. Readers, keep sending me your photos! With A Good Eye and food go together and I love seeing my novel at your tables.   

So many ways to enjoy my new novel "With A Good Eye"


So Many Ways to Enjoy "With A Good Eye" by Gila Green On New Year's Eve, with joy so divine, "With A Good Eye" and cake, a perfect design. In the pages I wander, a literary feat, As the clock ticks away to the year's sweet greet. Tomato bisque whispers, cucumber sings,  A symphony of flavors, as the story swings.  Brisket and potatoes, a ...

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New Interview: REPOST Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

Interview with Deborah Kalb Interview with Deborah Kalb

Thanks so much, author Deborah Kalb for interviewing me on your site about With A Good Eye. Gila Green is the author of the forthcoming novel With a Good Eye. Her other books include Passport Control. She is based in Israel. Q: What inspired you to write With a Good Eye, and how did you create your character Luna Levi? A: I've been wanting to write...

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My interview in Sephardic Horizons


I'm grateful and honored to once again find a novel of mine featured in Sephardic Horizons. Thank you to editor Judith Roumani for taking the time to meet with me at a cafe across from the college where I teach in Jerusalem. Over a coffee and pastry we had a discussion that turned into this interview. This was in August before the war, though I did...

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The Rise of Up-lit: On Trend for 2024


In a world often fraught with challenges and uncertainties, the literary landscape is witnessing a notable shift towards a genre that seeks to provide solace and inspiration. The rise of up-lit, short for uplifting literature, has become a breath of fresh air for readers seeking narratives that offer hope and humor in the face of life's complexitie...

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Listen: My Podcast with Roma Reads


My Feature in Be'chol Lashon


This Hanukkah, I was excited to be featured in Be'chol Lashon. I have been going back and forth with their creative director for a while until we decided that this Holiday of Light would be the ideal time to devote a page on their site to With A Good Eye and how food features in the novel because this holiday, as well as Passover, are seasons ...

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PODCAST: Anything But Traditional


I was delighted to spend an hour chatting with podcaster Tamar Ben Zvi recently. Tamar titled the podcast: One Family's Century-Long Israeli Journey. So that should give you an idea that we talked about Israeli history from the Ottoman Empire through today after starting off with a little bit about Canada. Of course, we delved into book-talk, my no...

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Review of With a Good Eye: Susan Weintrob


Susan Weintrob did me the honor of reviewing White Zion when it came out in 2018. Today she honored me again with her review of my latest novel With A Good Eye, available for pre-order here. It goes without saying that we both love the combination of good food and good books.  Welcome, Susan Weintrob! Foodie LitGila Green's With...

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Voices Unspoken: Writing Amidst the Chaos of War


Since October 7, 2023, I've been living through a war along with the entire Israeli population of every background. Well-meaning podcasters from abroad interviewing me about my new novel, With A Good Eye, have asked me if I'm in any way affected by the current war in Israel. I've responded that you'd have to be in a coma to be unaffected by th...

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Happy Hanukah and Coming Soon


 I want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukah as difficult as it is right now, we are in much need of light. Hanukah is a time to take advantage of, not to waste, so whatever brings light into your life, grab an extra dose on Hanukah.  Here's an update on what's coming up for me: 1. Four podcasts that I detail here. I'll post the links wh...

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Upcoming podcasts: Coming Soon


I'm delighted to share with you my podcasts coming soon. I'm privilleged to have this opportunity to engage in lively discussions with hosts in Canada, the USA and Israel. Thanks for inviting me and looking forward to challenging and enlightening conversations! Ingenium Books I'm super excited for my upcoming discussion with Bon...

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Podcast with Canada's Just Joshing


In the beginning of October 2023, I had the privillege of chatting with podcaster Joshua Pantalleresco on his podcast Just Joshing. We chatted about Canada, what it's like to live in various Canadian cities, postCorona societies, travel, this and that and of course, about my new novel With A Good Eye. Thanks for hosting me, Josh. This podcast ...

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November Jewish Book Carnival


I am honored to host this month's Jewish Book Carnival. The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere. Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, it is hosted by a different blog each month and shares book reviews, author interviews, essays, and other blog posts about Jewish books. For mor...

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