Congratulations to Luke Maxted who was recently named the winner of this year's Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth. He won the prize for his submission entitled, "This is life, bozo, not high art': Life, literature, and the academy in Philip Roth and Vladimir Nabokov." Luke holds an MA and an MSt from Oxford. He has been published in the TLS, The Literary Review and The Nabokovian. He teaches and writes in London.
Roth after Eighty: Philip Roth and the American Literary Imagination, a new collection of scholarly essays on Roth, was published by Lexington Books in December. Edited by former Society board members David Gooblar and Aimee Pozorski, the collection features eleven essays and features the last published essay of long time member, Mark Shechner, who passed away in 2015. It can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Roth-after-Eighty-American-Imagination/dp/1498514650
Timothy Parrish, who is Professor of English at Florida State University, published ""Philip Roth's Final Hours," a humorous imagining of Roth's decision to retire. The piece appeared in Raritan: A Quarterly Review and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The essay can be found here: http://raritanquarterly.rutgers.edu/node/7569