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Short Biography



Author and Editor Gila Green is the daughter of an Ashkenazi, Canadian mother and a Yemenite, Israeli father. 
She moved to Israel from Ottawa, Canada in 1994. Her first novel King of the Class was released in April 2013 by independent literary press NON Publishing, Vancouver. The book received more than 20 reviews. In 2013 she was a Jewish Book Council Author.
Gila's short fiction appears in tens of literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Israel, Ireland and Hong Kong including Fiction Magazine, The Saranac Review, Many Mountains Moving, Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, The Mom Egg Anthology, Quality Women's Fiction, Akashic Books, The Dalhousie Review, Jewish Fiction, Boston Literary Review and others. 
Her collection, White Zion, is a finalist for the Doris Bakwin Literary Award (Carolina Wren Press) and her work has been short-listed for WordSmitten's TenTen Fiction Contest, twice for the Walrus Literary Award, twice for the Eric Hoffer Best New Writing Award and the Ha'aretz Short Fiction Award. 
Gila has one coming of age novel titled, Passport Control and one Young Adult novel titled, A Prayer Apart.
Gila has been awarded three fellowships to the Summer Literary Seminars Program (Montreal). She has lived in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bar Ilan University and an undergraduate Journalism and English literature degree (Carleton University, Ottawa). She has edited more than a dozen books to publication and taught hundreds of women from five countries online through her virtual classes on the WOW-Women on Writing site. 

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