“Only then did I realize how uncomfortably close to home the novel was for my father, who also came of age in the 1930s and ’40s.”
Wouk says his “main task” was to teach history through his novels.
When she was a teen, Judy Bolton-Fasman’s father wouldn’t let her read ‘Marjorie Morningstar.’ Now, as the book’s author Herman Wouk celebrates his 100th birthday, she thinks she’s figured out why.
Herman Wouk’s new novel ‘The Lawgiver’ is consumed with the story of Moses. But he is far from the first author to focus on the biblical hero.
What kind of author writes himself into his own novel? One with a great deal of hubris. But if that writer is 97-year-old Herman Wouk, we may judge him sympathetically.
A few weeks ago, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg — who has lately established himself as a key contender for the title of Mr. Jewish Journalist — grilled Barack Obama about Israel and other topics of Jewish interest. Now, he covers some of the same ground with John McCain.