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Memorable Manitobans: Shaun Herron (1912-1989)

Journalist, author.

Born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, he studied at Queen’s University Belfast and at Princeton before fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He served as a United Church minister in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, in the 1950s and was an editorial writer for the Winnipeg Free Press from 1965 to 1976. In later years he wrote a number of novels, such as The Whore-Mother (1973) and Bird in Last Year’s Nest (1974), as well as a series of nine spy thrillers featuring a protagonist named only “Miro.” Miro won an award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1969. His thrillers were best-sellers (one sold 15,000 copies during the first month of publication in 1970) and won many awards. He died in Port Hope, Ontario.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

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