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Carol Shaben

Photo: NT Photo 2012

Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller, selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and an Amazon.com Book of the Month. Carol’s most recent book, The Marriott Cell, co-written with Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, was long listed for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, named one of The Globe & Mail’s 100 Best Books of the Year, and won the Ontario Historical Society Huguenot Award. Carol is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards, including a Gold Medal for Investigative Journalism, and was nominated for Best New Magazine Writer. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program in Vancouver, Canada, and a Faculty Editor in the Literary Journalism Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

 

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

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
The Marriott Cell, co-author. Random House Canada, 2016

Awards

Edna Staebler Award for Non-Fiction for Into the Abyss, 2013
Finalist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award, BC Book Prizes for Into the Abyss, 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
Finalist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award, BC Book Prizes for The Marriott Cell, 2017
Longlist, RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction for The Marriott Cell, 2018
Winner, Huguenot Society of Canada Award for The Marriott Cell, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
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