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Novelist Herman Wouk — age 96! — has a new novel coming out in the fall.  And it's not the least bit posthumous. In the picture in The Washington Post, he looks like a fully operational 78. 

His new book, The Lawgiver, is  a story of characters who are making a movie about Moses.  It is totally au courant: an updated epistolary novel, it includes tweets, Skype conversations, email and text message, according to Publishers Marketplace.

Simon & Schuster, who published his first novel in 1947, will bring it out in the fall. 

Wouk is also the author of, among others, The Caine Mutiny.  I read it as a young teenager in the very early 60s and have never forgotten the story's Captain Queeg, one of the all-time great intriguing characters.

Writer Wouk now starts to seem a pretty intriguing character.  I want to know how he has managed to get a second wind as he cruises toward the ripe round age of 100. 


A late-breaking added thought:  Simon & Schuster also published my first novel, Revelation, in 88.  You reckon they'll get another one of mine out at a similar interval? That would be around the year 2052, which would make me 101.  I see no reason why not.

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  • April 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm Reply

    I hope I'm around to see that!

    • April 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply

      I’ll make sure to send you an email, Kenju.

  • April 11, 2012 at 2:15 am Reply

    Absolutely inspiring! And for your sake Peggy, hope they realize how amazing your novel is in under 60 years….

    • April 11, 2012 at 7:54 am Reply

      May we both be so fortunate, Mohadoha. Thanks.

  • aiki
    April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm Reply

      Cool.  Maybe Oldtimer's is not a disease.  Aiki

    • April 20, 2012 at 9:28 am Reply

      I hope to still be typing at that age, Aiki.

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