meet gila green

gila greenCanadian author Gila Green is an Israel-based writer, editor, and EFL teacher.

She's the author of six novels:

With A Good Eye (click to pre order for 2024 release).


Luna Levi is an ordinary 19 year old with extraordinary problems. Her mother's acting career is more important to her than the stage of real life. Her father struggles with PTSD as an ex-combat soldier and is equally MIA when it comes to his daughter. The Levis jump from financial crisis to financial crisis until in one-split second someone enters their lives and throws them into the biggest disaster of all. When Luna tries to warn her mother, she is pushed aside and it's the first hint that her mother has every intention of going full steam ahead with a partner who lies – about everything. 

Forthcoming 2025 The Inheritance 

If you were to walk away from your family, would you ever go back, even if you received a desperate text message? This question is at the core of Layne Bristol's first dilemma in The Inheritance. After successfully escaping her con-artist parents and bully older brother, someone wants to suck Layne back into a life she's abandoned, a life she's still healing from in Toronto with the help of her therapist. This mysterious text hints that if she doesn't return home immediately, the worst is yet to come. But why should she care if people she hasn't seen for years are dead or alive? She's betrayed first at work, then at home where she lives with her flirt-for-sport roommate, the news shattering her assumptions. The text won't disappear. In The Inheritance, Layne has arrived at a pivotal crossroad. Which way should she choose?

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:  Arts & Letters, The Fiddlehead ,, Akashic Books, Sephardic Horizons, Jewish FictionFiction 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 ReviewLife 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 DistinctionsThe MillionsTimes of IsraelLive, 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. 


Published Writings


New novel With A Good Eye is forthcoming (August, 2024) with AOS Publishing, Montreal. 

With A Good Eye is a suspense thriller. 

  • Passport Control (S&H Publishing, Virginia, 2018)
  • White Zion novel in stories (Cervena Barva Press, Massachusetts, 2019)
  • No Entry (Stormbird Press, Australia, 2019)
  • King of the Class (NON Publishing, Vancouver, 2013)


In addition to her novels, Gila Green has published dozens of short stories in literary magazines and anthologies in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Israel and Hong Kong.

  • Akashic Books
  • Arc Magazine
  • Arts & Letters (forthcoming, fall, 2023)
  • Boston Literary Magazine
  • Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal
  • Fiction Magazine
  • Jane Doe Buys a Challah
  • Jewish Fiction
  • Kunapipi Journal
  • Life as a Human
  • Many Mountains Moving
  • Noir Nation
  • Nothing But Red Anthology
  • One for Each Night: The Greatest Chanukah Stories of All Time (forthcoming December 2023)
  • Malarkey Books (novel excerpt)
  • Pilot Pocket Books
  • Quality Women's Fiction
  • Sephardic Horizons
  • Tel Aviv Stories
  • The Bookends Review
  • The Dalhousie Review
  • The Deronda Review
  • The Fiddlehead
  • The Jewish Literary Journal 
  • The Mom Egg Anthology
  • The Saranac Review
  • The South Circular
  • Yuan Yang Journal


Stella's Books (guest post forthcoming summer 2023)

The Nosher (creative nonfiction recipe Yemenite Harish)

The Nosher (creative nonfiction recipe Yemenit Matit, forthcoming June 20230

The Book Designer (guest post)

Live Write Thrive (guest post)

Fiction Magazine (guest post)

Christi Craig (guest post)

DragonFly: an exploration of eco-fiction (interview) 

Nashim Magazine (guest post)

The Creative Penn (guest post)

School History (interview)

AM/FM Magazine (interview)

Tony Riches The Writing Desk (guest post)

B for Book Review (guest post)

Excerpt King of the Class Times of Israel

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin (Interview)

Don Jimmy Review (guest post)

Writers Helping Writers (guest post)

Wrapt Magazine (guest post)

Sephardic Horizons (review White Zion)

The Deronda Review (interview King of the Class)

Ravishly (guest post)

Alex Pearl (Interview)

Yael Shachar (guest post)

WOWwomenonwriting (guest post)

Kathryn Schleich (guest post)

Morgan Bailey (guest post)

Between the Lines (guest post)

Kathy Steinemann (guest post)


NovelClass: Hanukkah Special With Author Gila Green The Last Watchman of Old Cairo 

NovelClass: Passport Control (review)

NovelClass: Bianca Marais' If You Want to Make God Laugh (With Guest Host Gila Green)

New Books Network

The Book of Life

Forthcoming: Randy Lacey (Canadian podcast)



Jewish Home LA (review Passport Control)

NovelClass: Passport Control (review)

Pinar Tarhan (review Passport Control)

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin (review Passport Control)

Batya Medad Shiloh Musings (Passport Control)

Live Encounters (No Entry)

Kate on Conservation (No Entry)

Steph's Book Blog White Zion

Reading Jewish Fiction White Zion

Expand the Table (White Zion)

Baltimore Jewish Times ( King of the Class)

Jewish Book Council (King of the Class)

Room Magazine (King of the Class)

Pank Magazine (King of the Class)



  • Summer Literary Seminars
  • Doris Bakwin Literary
  • Walrus Literary
  • Best New Writing, Eric Hoffer
  • TenTen Fiction

Latest Books

No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Amar, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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Forthcoming Books

With a Good Eye <br>Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

With a Good Eye
Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

This family drama is part crime fiction and part domestic noir. With A Good Eye will make you question: can you ever save anyone but yourself and do any of us ever really leave home?

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The Inheritance  <br>Release Date: 2025

The Inheritance
Release Date: 2025

This suspense/thriller asks, if you were to walk away from your family, would you ever go back, even if you received a desperate text message?

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