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Cosgrave, John O'Hara

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(1866-1947) Australian-born US author (naturalized May 1892) and editor from 1900 to 1911 of Everybody's Magazine, which published nonfiction by authors like Samuel Hopkins Adams, Ambrose Bierce, George Bernard Shaw and H G Wells, the latter two in attacks on American neutrality during World War One. Cosgrave was also editor of The Wave and San Francisco Weekly (1889-1890), managing editor of Collier's Weekly in 1912, and Sunday editor of The New York World from 1912 to 1927. He should not be confused with his nephew, the illustrator John O'Hara Cosgrave II (1908-1968). Of sf interest is The Academy for Souls (1931), which incorporates into some fairly abstract material a Utopia on Mars run by engineers. [JC/SH]

John O'Hara Cosgrave

born Melbourne, Victoria: 4 July 1866

died 19 September 1947



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