The Man Booker International Prize 2011: Philip Roth

Philip Roth won The Man Booker International Prize in 2011. The “prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.”  A description of Roth’s career is below from the Man Booker website along with links to to a selection of his novels available from the Newton Free Library.

“Philip Roth (born March 1933, New Jersey) is an American novelist.  He is probably best known for his 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus, his 1969 novel Portnoy’s Complaint, and for his late-’90s trilogy comprising the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000).”

Goodbye, Columbus 1959 – located in Library of America’s Novels &  Stories, 1959-1962 by Philip Roth

Letting Go 1962

When She Was Good 1967

Portnoy’s Complaint 1969 – located in Library of America’s Novels &  Stories, 1959-1962 by Philip Roth

Our Gang 1971 – located in Library of America’s Novels, 1967-1972 by Philip Roth

The Breast 1972

The Great American Novel 1973

My Life As a Man 1974

The Professor of Desire 1977

The Ghost Writer 1979

Zuckerman Unbound 1981

The Anatomy Lesson 1983

The Counterlife 1986

Deception 1990

Operation Shylock 1993

Sabbath’s Theater 1995

American Pastoral 1997

I Married a Communist 1998

The Human Stain 2000

The Dying Animal 2001

The Plot Against America 2004

Everyman 2006

Exit Ghost 2007

Indignation 2008

The Humbling 2009

Nemesis 2010

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