Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, not far from the St. John River. She now lives in Quispamsis with her husband and their two children. Her short fiction has appeared in many literary journals in Canada, including The Malahat Review, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, Room, and The Antigonish Review. She has also written many non-fiction articles on antiques and collectibles, including a long-time column in New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal. Her first novel, The Town That Drowned, won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize, Canada and Europe. All the Things We Leave Behind, Nason’s second novel, was published in September by Goose Lane Editions.
Photo credit to Shane Nason