Reflections on Herman Wouk
From Tablet Magazine:
The first novel I ever read was by Herman Wouk. Now, 60 years later, he’s publishing yet another one.
By Morton Landowne
When I became a senior citizen a few years ago, someone asked what public personalities had spanned my entire life. After giving it some thought, the only two names I could come up with were Queen Elizabeth and Yankee announcer Bob Sheppard (who has since gone to that great broadcasting booth in the sky).
I had forgotten the third: Herman Wouk.
What brought this anecdote to mind was the arrival of a new Wouk book, Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author, being published this month by Simon and Schuster. Wouk’s City Boy was the first novel I ever read, and here he is still turning out books almost 60 years later.