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A Week in Literary History

June 17th, 2002

American novelist John Hersey (Hiroshima, 1946) is born in Tientsin, China in 1914.

John Hersey, b. June 17, 1914, d. 1993

Hersey had already won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel A Bell for Adano before he published his remarkable book Hiroshima, printed in its entirety in a special issue of The New Yorker only a year after the bombs had fallen. He then went on to enjoy a career as a novelist and journalist; his novels of war and the Far East were among his best.

Suggested Reading Novels A Bell for Adano, 1944. A Single Pebble, 1956. The War Lover, 1959. The Child Buyer 1960. White Lotus, 1965. Other Hiroshima, 1946.

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