Walker Hamilton

Walker Hamilton was born in Airdrie, Scotland, in 1934 and died in February 1969 in Cornwall at the age of 34. He was the son of a coalminer and left school at 15, studying accountancy at evening classes and undertaking National Service with the RAF. He worked in a Glasgow brewery, as an office machine technician and as a labourer. He married in 1960 and moved to Cornwall shortly after. His debut novel All the Little Animals was first published by Victor Gollancz in 1968 and posthumously, his second novel, A Dragon's Life, appeared in 1970.