Wrote source material (novel) for "A Bell for Adano", produced on Broadway. Drama. Written by Paul Osborn
. Directed by H.C. Potter
. Cort Theatre: 6 Dec 1944-27 Oct 1945 (296 performances). Produced by Leland Hayward
[earliest Broadway credit]. NOTE: Filmed as A Bell for Adano
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Pulitzer prize-winning American writer, a former journalist. Mainly concerned with war themes. He was an early opponent of the Vietnam War. From 1965-70, Hersey was Master of Pierson College at Yale University and later taught writing courses, in fiction and non-fiction, to undergraduates.