Herman Wouk, 96, has a new novel

April 9, 2012
FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. At age 96, Wouk is ready for a fresh start. The author of "The Caine Mutiny," "The Winds of War" and other classics has a new novel and has switched publishers after decades with Little, Brown and Co. Wouk's "The Lawgiver" is coming out this fall from Simon & Schuster. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 96, Herman Wouk is ready for a fresh start.

The author of "The Caine Mutiny," ''The Winds of War" and other classics has a new novel and has switched publishers after decades with Little, Brown and Co.

Wouk's "The Lawgiver" is coming out this fall from Simon & Schuster. It's the story of a planned movie about Moses, complete with references to Skype and Twitter.

In a statement issued Monday by the publisher, Wouk noted that his first novel, "Aurora Dawn," was also released by Simon & Schuster. That book came out in 1947.

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