Tag Archives: Philip Roth

Philip Roth = Michael Jordan? Almost.

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Earlier this morning, Philip Roth was announced as the Man Booker International Prize winner (which carries a £60,000 prize!). Continue reading here.

JLit Links

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Philip Roth on Thomas Wolfe at The Center for Fiction

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Jews and Awards

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Jewcy editor Jason Diamond shares his thoughts on Jews winning (and not winning book awards) in “Howard Jacobson and Literary Jews that Win and don’t win Awards”:

The idea that Jews don’t win book awards is actually the idea that Philip Roth never wins the Nobel for literature award. And to be frank, so what? He’s won several major awards including 3 PEN/Faulkner’s in the last 20 years alone. People who say this base so much on the fact that year after year he seems to be “snubbed” for the Nobel. It’s too bad that “Jewish writer” consistently means “Philip Roth.”

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Nine Fiction Writers and the Sabbath

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A wonderful piece from Tablet, prompted by Judith Shulevitz’s new book…continue reading here.

Is Alexander Portnoy Bad for the Jews?

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Is Alexander Portnoy bad for the Jews? Continue reading here.