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Philip Roth

Philip RothAKA Philip Milton Roth

Born: 19-Mar-1933
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Portnoy's Complaint

Military service: US Army (1955-56)

Father: Herman Roth (d.)
Mother: Bess Finkel Roth
Brother: Sandy (younger)
Wife: Margaret Martinson Williams (m. 1959, separated 1963, d. 1968)
Wife: Claire Bloom (actress, m. 19-Apr-1990, separated 1994)

    High School: Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ (1950)
    University: Rutgers University
    University: BA English, Bucknell University (1954)
    University: MA English Literature, University of Chicago (1955)
    Professor: University of Iowa (1960)
    Professor: Princeton University (1962)
    Professor: SUNY Stony Brook (1964)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1969)

    The New Republic
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    John Kerry for President
    National Book Award for Fiction 1960 for Goodbye, Columbus
    National Book Critics Circle Award 1987 for The Counterlife
    National Book Critics Circle Award 1992 for Patrimony
    PEN/Faulkner Award 1994 for Operation Shylock
    National Book Award for Fiction 1995 for Sabbath's Theatre
    National Medal of Arts 1998
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1998 for American Pastoral
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    PEN/Faulkner Award 2001 for The Human Stain
    Prix Médicis étranger 2002 for The Human Stain
    PEN/Faulkner Award 2007 for Everyman
    Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Nervous Breakdown
    Austrian Ancestry
    Hungarian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
Goodbye, Columbus (1959, short stories)
Letting Go (1962, novel)
When She Was Good (1967, novel)
Portnoy's Complaint (1969, novel)
Our Gang (1971, novel)
The Breast (1972, novella)
The Great American Novel (1973, novel)
My Life as a Man (1974, novel)
The Professor of Desire (1977, novel)
The Ghost Writer (1979, novel)
Zuckerman Unbound (1981, novel)
The Anatomy Lesson (1983, novel)
Zuckerman Bound (1985, collection)
The Prague Orgy (1985, novella)
Counterlife (1986, novel)
The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (1988, memoir)
Deception (1990, novel)
Patrimony: A True Story (1991, memoir)
Operation Shylock (1993, novel)
Sabbath's Theater (1995, novel)
American Pastoral (1997, novel)
I Married a Communist (1998, novel)
The Human Stain (2000, novel)
The Dying Animal (2001, novel)
The Plot Against America (2004, novel)
Everyman (2006, novel)
Exit Ghost (2007, novel)
Indignation (2008, novel)
The Humbling (2009, novel)
Nemesis (2010, novel)


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