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Quillcast Episode Three: Charlotte Gill and Eating Dirt

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Welcome to Quillcast, a new podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire. Quillcast features behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders. In this episode, Charlotte Gill speaks with Q&Q editor Sue Carter Flinn about her experiences as a professional tree-planter, the subject of her memoir Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe (Greystone Books), one of Q&Q’s 2011 books of the year.

Eating Dirt was shortlisted for the inaugural Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and was recently longlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Listen to the episode here, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Click here to view a slideshow of the photos from Gill's life as a tree planter.

Quillcast is produced in partnership with Open Book: Toronto, Open Book: Ontario and The Walrus, with support from Toronto Life. It is supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund.

For more episodes of Quillcast, please visit the Open Book Archives.