John Henry O'Hara was an American writer. He first earned a reputation for short stories and later became a best-selling novelist before the age of thirty with Appointment in Samarra and Butterfield 8.
O'Hara was a keen observer of social status and class differences and frequently wrote about socially ambitious people. He had a reputation for personal irascibility and for cataloging social ephemera, both of which sometimes overshadowed his gift for story-telling.
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