Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller and won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction. 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. 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.Both books have been optioned for film and shortlisted for BC Book Prizes.
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 a Faculty Editor for the Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism Program.