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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