Edward Shanks

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1892 – 1953

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Who was Edward Shanks?

Edward Richard Buxton Shanks was an English writer, known as a war poet of World War I, then as an academic and journalist, and literary critic and biographer. He also wrote some science fiction.

He was born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He passed his B.A. in History in 1913. He was editor of Granta from 1912-13. He served in World War I with the British Army in France, but was invalided out in 1915, and did administrative work until war's end.

He was later a literary reviewer, working for the London Mercury and for a short while a lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He was the chief leader-writer for the Evening Standard from 1928 to 1935.

The People of the Ruins was a science-fiction novel in which a man wakes after being put into suspended animation, to discover a devastated Britain.

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Born
Jun 11, 1892
London
Also known as
  • Taylor Bryan Shank
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Died
May 4, 1953

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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