Ian Thomas Shaw is the author of two novels: Soldier, Lily, Peace and Pearls (DeuxVoiliers Publishing) and Quill of the Dove (Guernica Editions). Choosing Eleonore (Guernica Editions 2021) is his first translation from French to English. Shaw was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. For 34 years, he worked as a diplomat and as an international development worker, living in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He currently lives in Aylmer, Quebec. He is also the founder of Deux Voiliers Publishing, the Prose in the Park Literary Festival and the Ottawa Review of Books.
"Quill of the Dove is a gripping political thriller driven by memorable characters, both noble and nefarious, whose destinies are inextricably determined by war zones and conflicts. Spanning the Middle East, Europe and Canada, the novel delivers a fascinating quest for truth and love that illuminates the legacies of violence in our complex world. -- Cora Sire, author of Behold Things Beautiful. Quill of the Dove is brilliantly plotted, bursting with suspense, and populated with characters one cares about immensely. Shaw proves himself resoundingly as a master of the political thriller. Easily one of the best novels I've read in recent years." -- David Joiner, author of Lotusland