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LISTEN: My podcast with NovelClass on The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

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 My latest podcast with Dave Pezza's NovelClass is out.I loved discussing The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by author Michael David Lukas. This opportunity came at an ideal time. I had just participated in the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival (February 2020) and spent an evening as part of the festival enjoying a livestream interview...
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Proud to be part of SCBWI's remote resources

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​"So many creators of children's books have risen to the call for help from teachers and parents during the COVID-19 crisis by creating online materials that will entertain, instruct, and inspire children and young people. Some are reading their books and discussing them. Some have created mini-lessons on art or history or craft projects. Some are ...
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Join me for NovelClass this Wednesday

Join me for NovelClass this Wednesday
NovelClass@NovelClassPod·12hEpisode 4.02 of NovelClass airs this Wednesday! Author @green_gila returns to the show to join host @dpezza02 in discussing The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home, and keep reading!!!

No Entry: Chapter One

Gila Green and her novel No Entry
As so many of us are in partial/full lockdown/quarantine and feeling isolated, I thought I'd read from my young adult novel No Entry. I hope to post a chapter on Wednesdays and Sundays, but given the crazy situation, I can only try to keep to a schedule--please forgive me if I don't. If you want to learn about elephants, elephant poaching, wil...
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No Entry: Now available in the Biblical Museum of Natural History

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​My young adult novel No Entry is available in the new Biblical Museum of Natural History gift shop and I couldn't be more excited!Copies are limited. Due to the tragic Australian fires, I am unable to order more and now with corona virus, I cannot predict future availability. No Entry is a perfect read for anyone interested in a teen adv...
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What's on in Israel this spring for writers?

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​I often get emails or FB messages from people who ask if I know of any writer's groups or workshops. This post is for you.Please note: the information below is not comprehensive and I post it as it's sent to me, so check back for updates.If you have a writing group or writing related activity on for anywhere in Israel this spring, please send me t...
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Amazon Reducing Orders to Publishers

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This story is from November 2019 but still important. By Jim Milliot | Nov 11, 2019In order to deal with congestion issues at its warehouses, Amazon has been cutting book orders to publishers over the last several weeks. It isn't clear how widespread the reduction in orders is, but several independent publishers contacted by PW reported cuts i...
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#577 in Jewish literature today

#577 in Jewish literature today
Product detailsPaperback: 358 pagesPublisher: S & H Publishing, Incorporated (Aug. 19 2018)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 163320054XISBN-13: 978-1633200548Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cmShipping Weight: 612 gCustomer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews This is the Canadian Amazon site. Check out more reviews on Amazon USA.Am...
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Pics from the Vancouver Jewish book festival/Toronto talks February 2020

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Author interviews coming up on gilagreenwrites

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March: ​Writespace Jerusalem's Nadia Jacobson (Founder/Director/Author)April: TBAMay: Author Miriam DroriJune: Author Mel RosenbergJuly: Author Katherine LockeAugust: Author Shana Ritter

February 19 in Toronto

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 Excited and grateful for this opportunity in Toronto February 19.Thanks so much, Na'amat Canada, Toronto...I'm digging around for some winter clothes...looking very forward.

See you February 18

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Delighted to be speaking at Israel's in Toronto. February 18 at 7:30.  

Meet me in Toronto in February

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Friday February 14, 10:15 - 11:15 with Brian Henry,  1 Glenview Ave.Monday, February 17, 15:00 podcasting with Boston's Dave Pezza, NovelClass (We're chatting about The Last Watchman of Old Cairo-join us)Tuesday, February 18, 19:30 - 20:30 PM ISRAEL'S JUDAICA CENTRE, 441 Clark Avenue West ThornhillWednesday, Febru...
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Carnival Time: January Jewish Book Carnival

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Welcome to the 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, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant's site on the 15th of each month.Let's get going with The Book of Life Podcast...
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Shout-out to my Australian publisher on Kangaroo Island

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My No Entry publisher, Stormbird Press, has been evacuated due to the devastating fires on Kangaroo Island.Many staff members have left their posts in the town of Parndana to volunteer as firefighters. Stormbird has been a wonderful, professional press and I'm proud to be a Stormbird author.Wishing you all tremendous support and stre...
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The Reading Review looks at White Zion

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 Thank you so much to Deborah MB for reviewing my novel in stories White Zion.White Zion has a brown-skinned voiceWhite Zion – Gila GreenGila Green's White Zion tells us, though a collection of short stories, the story of Miriam Ehrblich, and those of her family. Miriam, a secular Canadian Jew, half Ashkenazi, half Yemenite, will eve...
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Review: ‘White Zion’ is not without black humour

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Thank you to Lyn Julius for reading and reviewing White Zion. I'm looking forward to her talk in Jerusalem in January and to thanking her in person.  Why did Gila Green, a writer, editor and teacher who moved to Israel from her native Canada, call her book White Zion? In this thinly-disguised autobiographical collection of short stories, ...
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White Zion Review in Reading Jewish Fiction

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Cheers to author Miryam Sivan for reviewing White Zion. This review appears in author Janice Weziman's exciting new review site Reading Jewish Fiction. Stay tuned for an interview with Janice on this site coming up in February when she'll tell us all about her new venture, as well as fill us in on her next wr...
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Meet me in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Tel Aviv

Meet me in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Tel Aviv Tour Dates February 2020
I'm so excited to be part of this year's Vancouver Jewish Book Festival. And you're invited! Please come up and say hello... Vancouver Jewish Book Festival February 9 & White Rock South Surrey JCC.Seattle: TBAToronto: 14/2 with Brian Henry              16/2 Israel's Bookshop       ...
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Thanks Hadassah Magazine

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I was thrilled to see No Entry listed in Hadassah Magazine's new young adult books for winter reading. It's an honor to be part of this list.

Vancouver Festival info is out!

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I'm so excited to be part of this Canadian festival. Sunday February 9th in Vancouver...book lovers take note.  

As part of the 2020 Jewish Book Festival, the WRSSJCC will be hosting author Gila Green

As part of the 2020 Jewish Book Festival, the WRSSJCC will be hosting author Gila Green Meet me Sunday February 9, 2020
 GILA GREEN / White Zion and No Entry – born in Ottawa, Gila is a writer, editor and EFL teacher currently living in Israel. As the daughter of a Yemenite-Israeli father and Ashkenazi-Canadian mother, Gila paints from all the colours/hues of the Jewish palette. She often writes about racism, alienation, and immigration. The gritty yet shimmeri...
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Four more days

Four more days
Snapped this after work this week. I don't know about you, but I cannot wait until Hanukkah (read: need vacation, doughnuts, latkes, family time, and Jerusalem is ready! 

Welcome to the January Jewish Book Carnival

Welcome to the January Jewish Book Carnival January Jewish Book Carnival
I'm happy to host the first Jewish Book Carnival of 2020. The Jewish Book Carnival is 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, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant's site on the 15th ...
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December: Jewish Book Carnival

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Herewith, the December 2019 Jewish Book Carnival:From Erika Dreifus: a reminder that we are now well into Jewish Book Month, which, as a reminder, takes place during the month preceding Hanukkah. I'll send you over to a recent Washington Post Book Club newsletter, which recently ran a terrific piece about it, to learn more. (And I'll admit that I'm...
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"I'm sure our readers will enjoy Passport Control"

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​Thanks so much to librarian Ana Esterin of the Winnipeg Kaufman Silverberg Library for including Passport Control in her 2020 new releases. 

Meet me in Vancouver!

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I'm so excited to share that White Zion and No Entry have been accepted to the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival for February 2020. Vancouver anyone? If you'll be there, please come up and say hello. I'll post more details as I receive them. Stay tuned for details of my Toronto talks coming up, also in February. 

The World of My Imagination: Remember when?

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"Nice and quiet here," David says. "I can't wait to see what you've brought me," Yael says."I can't wait to see your reaction.""To what?""You'll see. I paid for an extra suitcase. There's a ton of things from your parents," he says. "Went by the house. They're almost done packing."His words are like cold water down her back. Her smile disappea...
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This Chanukah, Give the Gift of Words

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Thank you goes out to my colleague and fellow author Julie Zuckerman, the creator of this beautiful poster and author of The Book of Jeremiah. This collage of book covers by Jewish writers is a knock-out and just in time for the winter holiday season. It's a personal gift to me to see White Zion included in this creative and talented group. I'...
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No Entry and Passport Control: New in the Library

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Had to snap and post.No Entry, set in South Africa's Kruger National Park and Passport Control, set in Haifa in 1993, are both included on the newest poster at the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library in Vancouver. Knocked out to be included among so much talent from this group of Jewish authors. 

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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