Lionel Shapiro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lionel Shapiro
Born(1908-02-12)February 12, 1908
Montreal, Quebec
DiedMay 27, 1958(1958-05-27) (aged 50)
Montreal, Quebec
OccupationWriter (novelist)
Period20th century
GenreHistorical fiction

Lionel Shapiro (February 12, 1908 – May 27, 1958) was a Canadian journalist and novelist. A war correspondent for The Montreal Gazette, he landed at the Allied invasion of Sicily, Salerno and Juno Beach on D-Day with the Canadian forces.[1]

Shapiro was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on February 12, 1908 to Samuel and Fanny Shapiro.[2] His 1955 romantic novel The Sixth of June was awarded the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction,[3] and was subsequently adapted into the Hollywood film D-Day the Sixth of June. His other novels include The Sealed Verdict and Torch For A Dark Journey.[4] A McGill University Award is named after him for Creative Literature.

He died in Montréal on May 27, 1958, aged fifty.[2]


  1. ^ "Books: Love Before D-Day". TIME, August 8, 1955.
  2. ^ a b Wallace, William S., ed. (1963). Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography (3 ed.). London, England: Macmillan Publishers.
  3. ^ "Shapiro war book wins fiction prize". The Province, February 25, 1956.
  4. ^ "Lionel Shapiro". Author and Book Info.

External links[edit]