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(June 17, 1914-March 24, 1993) Born John Richard Hersey in Tientsin, China; spent first ten years of life in China. Graduated Yale in 1936; attended Clare College, Cambridge (1936-37). During summer of 1937 worked as driver and private secretary for Sinclair Lewis. Joined staff of Time magazine in 1937 as editor and correspondent, reporting on war from China and Japan (1939), the South Pacific (1942), Sicily and the Mediterranean (1943), and Moscow (1944-45). Won 1945 Pulitzer Prize for novel A Bell for Adano (1944), about Allied occupation of Sicily. Traveled to Japan and China for Life and New Yorker, 1945-46; reported on atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Was master of Pierson College at Yale, 1965-70, and lecturer and professor at Yale from 1971 to 1984. Wrote The Algiers Motel Incident (1968) after Detroit riots, and Letter to the Alumni (1970) in wake of New Haven Black Panther trial. Also author of Men on Bataan (1942), Into the Valley: A Skirmish of the Marines (1943), Hiroshima (1946), Here To Stay: Studies on Human Tenacity (1962), The President (1975), Aspects of the Presidency: Truman and Ford in Office (1980), Blues (1987), Life Sketches (1989), Fling and Other Stories (1990), and Key West Tales (stories, published posthumously in 1994), and novels The Wall (1950), The Marmot Drive (1953), A Single Pebble (1956), The War Lover (1959), The Child Buyer (1960), White Lotus (1965), Too Far To Walk (1966), Under the Eye of the Storm (1967), The Conspiracy (1972), My Petition for More Space (1974), The Walnut Door (1977), The Call: An American Missionary in China (1985), and Antonietta (1991).

Also see the Yale University Library, Divinity Library Special Collections, where John Hersey's papers are held.