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Philip Roth


(Philip Milton Roth)
USA (1933 - )

In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004". Recently Roth received PEN's two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.
 
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1960) : Goodbye, Columbus: And Five Short Stories
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1980) : The Ghost Writer
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1984) : The Anatomy Lesson
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1987) : The Counterlife
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (1994) : Operation Shylock: A Confession
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1994) : Operation Shylock: A Confession
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1995) : Sabbath's Theater
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1996) : Sabbath's Theater
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1998) : American Pastoral
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : I Married a Communist
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2001) : The Human Stain
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Plot Against America
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2007) : Everyman


Philip Roth recommends
If Not Now, When?
If Not Now, When? (1982)
Primo Levi
"One of the century's truly necessary books."
Liars and Saints
Liars and Saints (2003)
Maile Meloy
"Quiet, unastonished precision... an impressive achievement."
The Book of Getting Even
The Book of Getting Even (2008)
Benjamin Taylor
"Among the most original novels I have read in recent years."



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