John Hersey


Born
in Tientsin, China
June 17, 1914

Died
March 24, 1993

Genre


John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling devices of the novel are fused with non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel under the aegis of New York University's journalism department.

Average rating: 3.96 · 62,288 ratings · 3,112 reviews · 50 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hiroshima

3.96 avg rating — 50,640 ratings — published 1946 — 117 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Bell for Adano

3.97 avg rating — 7,073 ratings — published 1944 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Wall

4.28 avg rating — 1,779 ratings — published 1950 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Single Pebble

3.61 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 1956 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
White Lotus

4.13 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 1965 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Child Buyer

3.78 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 1960 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Petition for More Space

3.93 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Algiers Motel Incident

by
3.83 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blues

3.93 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Antonietta

3.72 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John Hersey…
“Do not work primarily for money; do your duty to patients first and let the money follow; our life is short, we don't live twice; the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile.”
John Hersey, Hiroshima

“There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.”
John Hersey, Hiroshima

“Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.”
John Hersey

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author