Herman Wouk is among other things known for the novels ”War winds” from 1971 and ”War and remembrance” from 1979. ”War winds” became a miniseries with Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, and Jan-Michael Vincent in the role in 1983.
the Author was born in New York city in 1915, his parents were jewish immigrants from what today is Belarus.
on the radio. When world war ii broke out, he joined the u.s. navy. It was during spare moments on board the different ships in the Pacific ocean, he began writing his first novel, ”Aurora dawn” was published in 1947.
His breakthrough came with the novel ”Mutiny on the Caine” from 1951, who drew inspiration from his own life during the war. The book won the Pulitzer prize in 1952 and was filmed in 1954 with Humphrey Bogart in the lead role as captain Queeg.
to write the whole of life, his latest novel, ”The lawgiver”, was published in 2013 and three years later came the autobiography ”the Sailor and the fiddler: Reflections of a 100-year-old author”.
Herman Wouk, died in his home in Palm Springs, California, according to the New York Times. He was 103 years old.