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John Blackburn

(John Fenwick Blackburn)
UK (1923 - 1993)

John Blackburn was born in 1923 in the village of Corbridge, England, the second son of a clergyman. Blackburn attended Haileybury College near London beginning in 1937, but his education was interrupted by the onset of World War II; the shadow of the war, and that of Nazi Germany, would later play a role in many of his works. He served as a radio officer during the war in the Mercantile Marine from 1942 to 1945, and resumed his education afterwards at Durham University, earning his bachelors degree in 1949. Blackburn taught for several years after that, first in London­ and then in Berlin, and married Joan Mary Clift in 1950. Returning to London in 1952, he took over the management of Red Lion Books.
Anthologies containing stories by John Blackburn
The Star Book of Horror 1The Devil's KissesThe Taste of FearChamber of Horrors
Short stories
Drink to Me Only
Dad (1976)
The Final Trick (1976)
Jenny Cut-Throat (1976)

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