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Carol Shaben

Photo: NT Photo 2012

Carol Shaben is an award winning writer and author of the bestselling book "Into the Abyss", published by Random House Canada and Macmillan UK in 2012 and by Grand Central Publishing, New York in 2013. She is the winner of the 2013 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the 2012 Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction. Carol has also been nominated for three National Magazine Awards, including Best New Magazine Writer, and won two of them, a Gold Medal for Investigative Reporting and a Silver Medal for Politics and Public Interest. She is a former international trade consultant and a graduate of UBC's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. 

Carol is currently serving as the BC/Yukon Representative to the National Council of The Writers' Union of Canada.


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Into the Abyss. Random House Canada, 2012
Fly at Your Own Risk. The Walrus, 2009
Thin White Line (Between Interruptions Anthology). Key Porter Books Limited, 2007
What You Want to Say. The Fiddlehead, 2005


Edna Staebler Award for Non-Fiction for Into the Abyss, 2013
Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize Finalist for BC Book Prizes, 2013
Gold Medal, Investigative Reporting, National Magazine Awards for The Walrus, 2009
Silver Medal, Politics & Public Interest, National Magazine Awards for The Walrus, 2009
Best New Writer, Honourable Mention National Magazine Awards for The Walrus, 2009
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