Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, NB and now lives in Quispamsis with her family. Her debut novel The Town That Drowned won the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe, the 2012 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the 2013 Frye Academy Award. It was a finalist for the 2012 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, the 2013 OLA Red Maple Award and is currently shortlisted for the University of Canberra Book of the Year 2014. The Town That Drowned was also longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is working on her second novel.
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