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.