Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award

August 22, 2008

The first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Congress has been given to Herman Wouk for his “extraordinary contributions to American letters and his dedication to, as he has said, ‘the enduring power of the novel.’ ” Wouk was among the first group of recipients of the Library of Congress’ Living Legend Award. He is donating his literary diaries, remaining manuscripts and correspondence to the Library, which already holds the manuscripts of five Wouk novels, including The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

Other Wouk novels include: The Caine Mutiny, Marjorie Morningstar, A Hole In Texas, and Youngblood Hawke.