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Welcome to the website of Charlotte Gray, author of nine non-fiction bestsellers including The Massey Murder; Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike; Reluctant Genius, the Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell and Sisters in the Wilderness, The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Well-known across Canada as an author and public speaker, Charlotte explores the past with wit and a sense of drama.

Enjoy a sneak preview of my new book!

The Promise of Canada: 150 Years—People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country will be published in October by Simon & Schuster Canada. It is going to be lavishly illustrated, with both black and white and colour pictures — readers will enjoy a visual as well as a literary account of our country. On Canada Day, you can enjoy a glimpse of what’s coming, in a free eBook. Download here. And go to the book page to preorder the book itself. A leading historian has already described it as “a masterpiece."

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Latest News

Reluctant Genius television series

BBC Scotland has commissioned a pilot episode for Wire Men, a television series co-produced by Toronto’s White Pine Pictures and based in part on Charlotte’s 2006 biography of Alexander Graham Bell, Reluctant Genius. The script-writer, Stephen Greenhorn, has a stellar CV, including stage plays and episodes of Dr. Who.

Writer-in-Residence at the University of King’s College, Halifax

Charlotte will spend a week in the Maritimes this summer, as writer-in-residence in the MFA Creative Nonfiction program at King’s College (Smart students! Great faculty! Lobster!)