Wouk, Herman (1915– ), U.S. author of novels and plays. His work often draws on his own naval experiences during World War II. In 1952 he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his war novel, The Caine Mutiny (1951), which was later adapted for stage and screen. Other popular novels that were adapted for the screen include Marjorie Morningstar (1955), The Winds of War (1971), and War and Remembrance (1978). In 1993 The Hope was published.