John Hersey (1914–1993) was a writer and journalist known for his works on World War II. Hersey reported on the war for Time magazine. He also completed several major essays and works of documentary fiction on the events of the war. Among Hersey’s best known works is Hiroshima (1946). First published as a full issue of the New Yorker, Hiroshima related the accounts of six survivors of the atomic bombing of that city.