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country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Columbia University, Townsend Harris High School
occupation: screenwriter, writer, novelist, diarist, science fiction writer
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Golden Plate Award, Guardian of Zion Award, Library of Congress Living Legend, Navy Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
Herman Wouk ( WOHK; May 27, 1915 – May 17, 2019) was an American author best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny (1951) which won the Pulitzer Prize.
His other major works include The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, historical novels about World War II, and non-fiction such as This Is My God, an explanation of Judaism from a Modern Orthodox perspective, written for Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. His books have been translated into 27 languages.The Washington Post called Wouk, who cherished his privacy, "the reclusive dean of American historical novelists". Historians, novelists, publishers, and critics who gathered at the Library of Congress in 1995 to mark Wouk's 80th birthday described him as an American Tolstoy.
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