Melanie Schnell featured in QC

January.13.2013.

Melanie Schnell in QC

Melanie Schnell, author of While the Sun Is Above Us, is featured in the cover story in QC, the Regina Leader-Post‘s lifestyles weekly. She talks about her journeys to Sudan:

“Schnell’s observations informed her novel, but so did some of her direct experiences: Sandra’s turning point in the book was based on a harrowing accident Schnell was in.

“About six weeks after arriving in Sudan, she was travelling in a truck with a Kenyan aid worker and a Dinka translator when one of their passengers, a young man, jumped from the back of the truck and died. Even though it was an accident, the group had to flee for their lives.”

Read the full story here.

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