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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

Awards for The Massey Murder

The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and a Trial that Shocked a Country, published September 2013, is still winning awards! The latest is the Toronto Book Award, and the Heritage Toronto Book Award. Earlier in the summer it 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.

Shortlists, Longlists and Accolades

The Massey Murder is currently shortlisted for the Ottawa Award for Non-Fiction 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.