Michael Herr

Michael Herr

Michael Herr was born in 1940, Syracuse, New York. He was a former war correspondent and 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. Michael died in 2016, aged 76.  


Michael Herr's Dispatches - an original approach to writing war

Michael Herr's Dispatches - an original approach to writing war

Michael Herr's Dispatches was a revolutionary piece of new journalism that evoked the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam and has forever shaped our understanding of the conflict. Kevin Powers, Iraq War veteran, poet and author of The Yellow Birds, explains its significance.