Fun Facts Friday: Shaun Herron

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Shaun Herron (23 November, 1912 – 1989) is an Irish novelist, a finalist of the Edgar Award.

Books by Shaun Herron*

Books by Shaun Herron*

  1. Herron was born in Carrickfergus in County Antrim.
  2. After high-school he started studying in Queen’s University Belfast.
  3. During the Spanish Civil War Mr. Herron left the University to join a Basque battalion that fought alongside the International Brigade.
  4. The author returned from the war after he was wounded in the leg.
  5. Instead of going back to Ireland, Mr. Herron found himself at Edinburgh University.
  6. In 1940 Mr. Herron was ordained a Congregationalist minister.
  7. During World War II he worked in Intelligence.
  8. Fighting in France with the Green Howards, Mr. Herron was wounded in the neck.
  9. When the war ended, Mr. Herron moved to Canada and served as a United Church minister in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
  10. Heron was the Edgar Award finalist for his novels Miro (1969, 1970 finalist) and The Hound and the Fox and the Harper (1970, 1971 finalist)

Books by Shaun Herron*

Zohar – Man of la Book
*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account

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