Best-selling novelist Leon Uris died on Saturday of congestive heart failure. He was 78.
Uris wrote dozens of books, including spy thrillers, courtroom dramas and historical fiction, but he was best known for “Exodus,” which was published in 1958 and adapted into a film starring Paul Newman.
Dr. Wladislav Dering, who was identified as a war criminal in “Exodus,” sued Uris for libel. A London court ruled in Dering’s favor in 1964, but awarded him minimal damages.
HarperCollins will publish Uris’ latest book, “O’Hara’s Choice,” in October.