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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

CAA Lela Common Award for The Massey Murder

Charlotte’s new book The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and a Trial that Shocked a Country, published September 2013, has won the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History. Charlotte is the only author who has won this award twice: in 2005 The Museum Called Canada was also honoured.

One Book, One Community

The Massey Murder has been selected by Kitchener-Waterloo as its OBOC pick for 2014. Charlotte is looking forward to appearing at several events in the region September 16-18, and seeing old friends and new readers.

Shortlists, Longlists and Accolades

The Massey Murder is currently shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award. It was previously nominated for the RBC Taylor Award and the B.C. Non-fiction Award (both won by Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian), and the Canadian Booksellers Libris Award for Non-fiction.

Reluctant Genius optioned for documentary

Charlotte’s biography of Alexander Graham Bell, published in 2006, has been optioned by White Pine Pictures, the Toronto-based Canadian film and television production company. White Pine’s previous productions include the award-winning Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire, and two internationally-broadcast television series, The Border and Cracked.