BA(U of A), MFA(UBC)
Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller published in Canada, the US, the UK, Commonwealth, and Spanish-speaking world. It won the Edna Staebler National Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes. It was also 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, and has been optioned for film. Carol’s second 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. A former CBC Radio journalist, Carol is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards, including a Gold Medal for Investigative Journalism. She is a Faculty Editor at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Literary Journalism Program and an Adjunct Professor in UBC’s School of Creative Writing.
Literary journalism, inspirational and underdog narratives, adventure, diversity and underrepresented voices, experimental nonfiction, and lyric forms.