Died the American novelist Philip Roth

Philip Roth in 1993.
Joe Tabbacca  AP File

Producing his finest novels when most authors are entering retirement, many of his books are timeless and continue to inform our society. During his career he won two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle awards, three PEN/Faulkner Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Man Booker International Prize.

Simon wrote on Twitter: "Kaddish for Philip Roth, the great American novelist of our post-war world". His first collection of stories was published in 1959. Eight of his works have been turned into films: American Pastoral, Elegy (THE DYING ANIMAL), Goodbye, Columbus, The Human Stain, The Humbling, Indignation, Portnoy's Complaint, and the 1984 TV series The Ghost Writer.

His mouth was a contender for the Nobel prize for literature, but have not received it. Philip Roth is the victor of global man Booker prize (2011), in addition has twice won the American literary award, PEN. I, however, am reminded about all the books he collected, and which will now, upon his passing, make their way to the Newark Public Library (NPL) in Newark, New Jersey, his hometown and longtime muse.

In 2011 he was presented with the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama at the White House. He earned a BA degree in English from Bucknell University in 1954 and an MA in English from the University of Chicago in 1955.



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