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17 December 2019,     BANFF. ALBERTA
Charlotte Gill is the new Rogers Communications Chair of Literary Journalism at Banff Centre
Charlotte Gill author of Eating Dirt
Charlotte Gill author of Eating Dirt
 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has announce that award-winning author Charlotte Gill is the new Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism.  She is currently faculty in the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at King’s College. Charlotte brings incredible experience to the role as one of the foremost voices in the field of literary journalism, and in her abilities as a generous mentor. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
 
 Established in 1989, the Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism is responsible for the artistic direction of the Literary Journalism program; helping to further Banff Centre’s reputation as a leading international site for training and development in creative non-fiction and journalism. The position is appointed to Canadian and international writers. Past chairs of the program have been Robert Fulford (1989-91), Alberto Manguel (1992-96), Alberto Ruy Sanchez (1999, 2001-03), Rosemary Sullivan (2004-06), Marni Jackson (2007-09), Ian Brown (2010-17), and Susan Orlean (2018-19).
   Charlotte Gill is the author of Eating Dirt, nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the Charles Taylor Prize, and two B.C. Book Prizes. It was the 2012 winner of the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Her previous book, Ladykiller, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of the B.C. Book Prize for fiction. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Stories, The Journey Prize Stories, and many newspapers and magazines. 
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