Shaun Traynor was born in Aghadowey, County Derry, in 1941.
His poetry collections include The Hardening Ground (London, Martin, Brian & O’Keeffe, 1974); and Images in Winter (Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1979).
He has written several novels for children, including Hugo O’Huge (London, Metheun, 1984); The Children’s Giant (Metheun, 1989); The Giant’s Olympics (Metheun, 1987); A Little Man in England (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1989); and The Lost City of Belfast (Poolebeg, 1991).
He has also edited The Poolebeg Book of Irish Poetry for Children (Poolebeg, 1997).
He lives in London.