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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, Dark Terror, 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.

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