Shaun Herron (23 November, 1912 – 1989) is an Irish novelist, a finalist of the Edgar Award.
Fun Facts about Shaun Herron:
- Herron was born in Carrickfergus in County Antrim.
- After high-school he started studying in Queen’s University Belfast.
- During the Spanish Civil War Mr. Herron left the University to join a Basque battalion that fought alongside the International Brigade.
- The author returned from the war after he was wounded in the leg.
- Instead of going back to Ireland, Mr. Herron found himself at Edinburgh University.
- In 1940 Mr. Herron was ordained a Congregationalist minister.
- During World War II he worked in Intelligence.
- Fighting in France with the Green Howards, Mr. Herron was wounded in the neck.
- When the war ended, Mr. Herron moved to Canada and served as a United Church minister in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
- 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)
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