From the Publisher
- Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and
short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary
Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer''s Trust Award.
Eating Dirt is an extended postcard from the
cut blocks - a vivid portrayal of one woman''s life planting trees,
her insights into the forest industry and its environmental
implications, and a celebration of the wonder of trees.
Charlotte Gill spent almost twenty years working as a
tree planter in the forests of Canada. During her million-tree
career, she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a
collision site between human civilization and the natural world.
Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree
planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin
timber, between environmentalists and loggers.
About the Author
Charlotte Gill is the author of the story
collection Ladykiller, a finalist for the Governor
General's Literary Award and winner of the Danuta Gleed Award and
the B.C. Book Prize for fiction. Her work has appeared in many
Canadian magazines, Best Canadian Stories, and The
Journey Prize Stories, and has been broadcast on CBC Radio.
Her narrative non-fiction has been nominated for Western and
National Magazine Awards. She lives in Powell River, British
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: August 31, 2012
Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1553657926
ISBN - 13: 9781553657927