Shaben heads BC’s TWUC gang
September 23rd, 2015
The new B.C. regional representative for the Writers Union of Canada is Carol Shaben. As the daughter of one of the survivors of a deadly commuter plane crash in northern Canada, Shaben wrote Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, A Politician, a Criminal and a Cop (Random House 2012) to recount the tragedy. As a former international trade consultant and CBC writer/broadcaster, Shaben says she received an offer from Random House within two hours of submitting her proposal. The book was shortlisted for the 2013 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Shaben has 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.