Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Philip Roth Wins Mann Booker International Prize Amid Much Controversy

"Author and publisher Carmen Callil has withdrawn from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honour Philip Roth with the £60,000 award. Dismissing the Pulitzer prize-winning author, Callil said that 'he goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book. It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.'"— Guardian

His first book: Goodbye, Columbus (1959)

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