::Herman Wouk


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Herman Wouk ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; born May 27, 1915) is an American author whose best-selling 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other works include the highly acclaimed The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, historical novels about World War II, and non-fiction such as This Is My God, a popular explanation of Judaism from a Modern Orthodox perspective written for Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. His books have been translated into 27 languages.<ref name=birthday>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Washington Post called Wouk, who cherishes his privacy, “the reclusive dean of American historical novelists.”<ref name=birthday /> Historians, novelists, publishers, and critics who gathered at the Library of Congress in 1995 to mark Wouk's 80th birthday likened him to "an American Tolstoy."<ref name=tolstoy>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Wouk's latest book, an autobiographical memoir entitled Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author, is being released in 2015 to mark his 100th birthday.<ref name=centenary>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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