John Hersey

John HerseyBirthplace: Tientsin, China
Current Residence: Died in Key West, FL
Setting: China, Europe, Florida
Genre: non-fiction, fiction, short stories

John Hersey (1914 - 1993) was famous for using fiction to help readers reach a greater understanding of historical events. His novel, A Bell for Adano, looks at the impact of American troops occupying an Italian village during World War II. Hersey won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for A Bell for Adano and it was made into a motion picture starring Gene Tierney. Hersey died at his home in Key West, Florida in 1993.

Book List

Key West Tales [short stories] (1994)

Antonietta (1991)

The Call: An American Missionary in China (1985)

The Walnut Door (1977)

My Petition for More Space (1974)

The Conspiracy (1974)

Under the Eyes of the Storm (1967)

Too Far to Walk (1966)

White Lotus (1965)

The Child Buyer (1960)

The War Lover (1959)

A Single Pebble (1956)

The Marmot Drive (1953)

The Wall (1950)

Hiroshima (1946)

A Bell For Adano (1944)

See John Hersey books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: General Fiction.

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