Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, not far from the St. John River. She now lives in Quispamsis with her husband and two young 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. In 2005 she was awarded the David Adams Richards Prize from the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick for a collection of short stories.
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.