find out more about gila's books

find out more about gila's books

gila green writes booksI write novels for both adults and teens, short stories, flash fiction, story collections, and poetry.

I use the backdrop of Canada, Israel (both modern and pre-State), and South Africa in my work. Though I experiment with many forms, I often write fiction that explores Jews and Judaism on a very broad canvas that includes both Ashkenazi, Yemenite, and Sephardi Jews. This wide range of Jewish characters is something I've always found lacking in much of the Jewish literature I love.

My stories are about everyday people tackling immigration, racism, colonialism, occupation, alienation, war, politics, abuse, romance, poverty, terrorism, and survival.

I've been writing for publication since 2005 and I've made a lot of mistakes and learned from all of them. Each time I pick myself up and keep moving forward and I would like to help you do that, too with the advice and information on this site.

I’m passionate about writing but there's writing as an art and craft and there's the business of publishing and marketing—two very different things. I would love to help you out with both and I hope you connect with my writing along the way.

Latest Books

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

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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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Yekutiel, 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. The story takes place in South Africa’s famous, breathtaking Kruger National Park...

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