Philip Roth

American novelist

Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer. Roth's fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey, is known for its intensely autobiographical character, for philosophically and formally blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, for its "sensual, ingenious style" and for its provocative explorations of American identity.Roth first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, for which he received the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He became one of the most awarded American writers of his generation. His books twice received the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle award, and three times the PEN/Faulkner Award. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, which featured one of his best-known characters, Nathan Zuckerman, a character in many of Roth's novels. The Human Stain (2000), another Zuckerman novel, was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year. In 2001, in Prague, Roth received the inaugural Franz Kafka Prize.
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Shop Talk

collection of previously published interviews

author: Philip Roth

2001

Goodbye, Columbus

1959 collection of fiction by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

1959

The Dying Animal

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2001

Indignation

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2008

Everyman

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2006

Exit Ghost

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2007

My Life As a Man

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

1974

The Plot Against America

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

2004

Nemesis

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

The Breast

novel by Philip Roth

author: Philip Roth

1972

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