New York: Author Thomas Berger, best known for his book "Little Big Man", is dead. He was 89.
The versatile wordsmith, who penned about 20 bestsellers in his lifetime ranging from detective stories to domestic dramas, passed away at Nyack Hospital here July 13, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
He died a week before his 90th birthday. His health had been deteriorating for some time, said his agent Cristina Concepcion.
Berger was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1984 for his novel "The Feud", which was made into a movie.
His satirical story "Little Big Man" too was adapted into a movie, which starred Dustin Hoffman and released in 1970 with the same title. Also, his famous novel "Neighbors" was turned into a film and the 1981 release featured John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.