Lionel Shapiro (1908–1958) 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 a lifelong bachelor.

His 1955 romantic novel The Sixth of June was awarded the Governor General's Award for English language fiction, and was subsequently adapted into the Hollywood film D-Day the Sixth of June. His other novels include Torch For A Dark Journey. A McGill University Award is named after him for Creative Literature.


  1. ^ "Books: Love Before D-Day". TIME, August 8, 1955.