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John Wilson
Born August 2, 1951
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Canadian (formerly British)
Period 1987 to present
Genre Historical Fiction, Non-fiction
Notable works Shot at Dawn, Written in Blood, Death on the River, Where Soldiers Lie, And in the Morning, Flames of the Tiger, Four Steps to Death

John Wilson (born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1951) is a Canadian author.


Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 3, 1951. He grew up on the Island of Skye, and in Paisley.

After university, where he obtained a degree in Geology, Wilson worked as a geologist in Zimbabwe, before moving to Canada. For nine years, he worked for the Alberta Geological Survey in Edmonton.

In 1989, Wilson wrote an article that was published by The Globe and Mail. Wilson writes historical fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of over 30 books, 300 articles and essays, and 30 poems. Wilson now lives in Lantzville on Vancouver Island.


  • Across Frozen Seas
  • Ghosts of James Bay
  • Adrift in Time
  • Red Goodwin
  • Lost Cause big simmus
  • Shot at Dawn
  • Death on the River
  • Germania
  • Where Soldiers Lie
  • And in the morning...Published February 1, 2003 by Kids Can Press (first published November 8, 2002)
  • The Alchemist's Dream
  • Flames of the Tiger
  • Four Steps to Death
  • Lost in Spain
  • Dancing Elephants and Floating Continents
  • The Flags of War
  • Battle Scars
  • Graves of Ice
  • Bones
  • Wings of War


  • Desert Legends
    • Written in Blood
    • Ghost Moon
    • Victorio's War
  • Heretic's Secret
    • Crusade / Heretic
    • Quest / Grail
    • Rebirth
  • Weet
    • Weet
    • Weet's Quest
    • Weet Alone


  • World At War Trilogy
    • Desperate Glory
    • Failed Hope: The Story of the Lost Peace
    • Bitter Ashes: The Story of WWII
  • Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae
  • Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune
  • Norman Bethune: A Life of Passionate Conviction
  • John Franklin: Traveller on Undiscovered Seas
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