Samuel Lynn Hynes (August 29, 1924 – October 9, 2019) was an American author. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Soldiers' Tale in 1998.
Hynes served as a Marine Corps pilot from 1943 until 1946 and in 1952 and 1953. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He discussed his experiences as a pilot in the documentary series The War by Ken Burns (2007). Burns interviewed Hynes again for The Vietnam War (2017), where Hynes discussed his experiences at Northwestern University during its anti-Vietnam War protests.
Hynes was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature emeritus at Princeton University. His other books include On War and Writing (University of Chicago Press, 2018), A War Imagined, The Growing Seasons and The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2014.
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