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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.

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!)

Promise almost ready for press!

The Promise of Canada: 150 Years, Building a Great Country One Idea at a Time is almost through the editing stages. 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. This is Charlotte’s tenth book, and it will be published in October by Simon & Schuster Canada. What a great way to start the Sesquicentennial celebrations. (Yes, that’s the 2017 birthday party.) See the book page to learn more and preorder.