May 22, 2013
Philip Roth Quietly Calls it Quits
Posted on Nov 9, 2012
The glum-faced author announced what appears to be his retirement in a “little-noticed” interview with a French magazine. “To tell you the truth, I’m done,” Roth told Les Inrocks in October, adding that he has not written anything in three years.
Roth was widely seen as the United States’ best hope of ending two decades without a Nobel Prize for literature. Enthusiasts of the form of the novel worldwide have expressed frustration and incredulity that Roth hasn’t received the prize.
“Can we please stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies?” wrote novelist, poet and journalist Michael Bourne in an open letter to the Swedish Academy in September 2011.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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