Michael Herr was born in 1940, Syracuse, New York. He was a writer and former war correspondent best known as the author of Dispatches (1977), a memoir of his time as a correspondent for Esquire magazine (1967-1969) during the Vietnam War. He died in 2016, aged seventy-six.
We very sorry to hear of the death of the American writer, war correspondent and Picador author, Michael Herr.
Hannah Kohler, author of The Outside Lands, on the books that inspired her portrayal of 1960s America and the Vietnam War.