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John Hersey, 1958,
photographed by Carl Van Vechten
|Born||John Richard Hersey
June 17, 1914
|Died||March 24, 1993
Key West, Florida
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize for "A Bell for Adano"|
John Richard Hersey (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was an American writer and journalist. He is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.
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