KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Haley's widow has won a share of his estate and the right to complete his two unfinished books.
"It's a glorious day, is what it is," Myran Haley said after the verdict Tuesday. The completion of both works would be "a dream come true," she added.
Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," died in 1992 at age 70.
He left three books unfinished: "Queen," which was later published and turned into a TV miniseries; "Henning," an autobiography; and "Madame C. J. Walker," about the first African American woman to become a millionaire.
Mrs. Haley, his literary collaborator, argued that a 1991 contract gave her a third of Haley's estate and the right to conclude the books' unfinished chapters.