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John Hersey

17 June 1914 - 24 March 1993

John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, the son of missionaries. He returned to the United States with his family at the age of ten. He attended the Hotchkiss School, then Yale University, then Cambridge University. In 1937 he worked as a secretary for Sinclair Lewis, and that fall he got a position at Time. Two years later he was transferred to Time 's Chongqing bureau. During World War II he reported on the war in both Europe and Asia, writing articles for Time, Life, and The New Yorker. His published several books during this time, including Men on Bataan, Into the Valley, A Bell for Adano (which won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1945), and Hiroshima, his most famous work (originally published in The New Yorker). He also wrote The Wall (1950) about the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Hersey was the head of Pierson College at Yale University from 1965-1970, and he taught writing at the undergraduate level there.

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