Carol Masciola worked as a newspaper reporter in Southern California for 12 years. Her longest stint was seven years at the Orange County Register, where as a general assignment reporter she covered the mundane and the bizarre. In 1999 she won the PEN/West Literary Award in Journalism for the serial “Mr. Maxwell’s Baby”, about a 77-year-old man’s struggle to take care of a baby by himself. After that, she turned to fiction and is the author of six feature screenplays. BAGHDAD BUREAU, her black comedy about foreign correspondents in Iraq, was named a semifinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting contest. The Yearbook is her first novel.
Carol is represented by Jacqueline Flynn at the Delbourgo Literary Agency. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband, Ibon Villelabeitia, and her sons Endika and Leonardo.