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Novelist John Hersey Honored for “the Wall”

Novelist John Hersey was among four recipients yesterday of $500 prize awards by the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Mr. Hersey was selected for his novel, “The Wall,” which depicted the Nazi liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto. The other awards were given to A.H. Raskin, labor reporter for the N.Y. Times, Murray Kempton, labor columnist of the N.Y. Post, and Dr. James H. Means of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.