September 29, 2012

The Associated Press has reported that Blake Bailey’s biography of Philip Roth has been acquired by publisher W. W. Norton and Co.  The book is tentatively titled Philip Roth: The Biography.  A spokesman for Norton said on Thursday that this book will be the defin...

September 8, 2012

In a September 7th posting on the blog of The New Yorker, Philip Roth contributes “An Open Letter to Wikipedia,” pointing out incorrect information posted in The Human Stain entry found on the popular web-based resource.  In particular, Roth notes the inaccuracy of the...

September 6, 2012

Writer Bernard Avishai discusses Portnoy’s Complaint and highlights his new book, Promiscuous: Portnoy’s Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness, on The Daily Beast.

September 6, 2012

In a recent The A.V. Club article, Nathan Rabin revisits what many consider to be the least successful of Roth-based film adaptations, Ernest Lehman’s Portnoy’s Complaint.  The film came out in 1972, following up on the success of the previous cinematic Roth adaptation...

September 6, 2012

According to the New York Times‘ “Art Beat,” Blake Bailey has agreed to work with Philip Roth as his new biographer.  Author of biographies on figures such as John Cheever and Richard Yates, Bailey will be taking over from Ross Miller, who had previously signed onto th...

September 1, 2012

Back in May, we had posted that Philip Roth would be one of the headliners attending the Library of Congress’s 12th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., Sept. 22 and 23.  However, as reported by the Washington City Paper yesterday, Roth’s name was nowhere...

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