May 24, 2014

As we mentioned on Thursday, Philip Roth received an honorary doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary as part of their spring 2014 commencement exercises.


Aimee Pozorski, President of the Philip Roth Society, was quoted in a piece by Beth Kissileff in the JTA c...

May 23, 2014

 Philip Roth's Farewell Tour, as we humorously call it, continues full speed ahead--this time with Stephen Colbert. Today news broke that Roth has accepted Colbert's invitation to appear, perhaps for a final-final interview, on The Colbert Report. As Hillel Italie put...

May 23, 2014

We can always count on Andy Borowitz for his well-timed humor. In his "The Borowitz Report" published on the New Yorker site on May 20, Borowitz proclaims: "The novelist Philip Roth announced today that a sandwich he ate last week, a turkey one with lettuce and tomato...

May 22, 2014

At the 120th Commencement at the Jewish Theological Seminary today, Philip Roth received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Please visit the Jewish Theological Seminary site for more information.

May 20, 2014

This year at the 25th annual American Literature Association Conference, the Philip Roth Society will sponsor two sessions and hold its annual business meeting.  This year’s event will take place on May 22-25, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill...

May 20, 2014

The latest issue of Philip Roth Studies (Vol. 10, No. 1) has just been published, and members of the Roth Society, if they do not already have their copies, should be receiving them soon.  This one is the final issue edited by Philip Roth Society and Philip Roth Studie...

May 17, 2014

In a recent piece in The Guardian, Robert McCrum writes of Roth's long kiss goodnight. This seems to be the year of "lasts" for Roth. Last summer he told Charles McGrath he was giving him the last newspaper interview for the New York Times; Jennifer Schuessler notes, a...

May 9, 2014

Roth reads at the 92nd Street Y: His last public reading, he tells the New York Times.

May 3, 2014

Lisa Scottoline, author of Keep Quiet, recounts her experience of having Philip Roth as a professor in the 1970s. The course was titled, naturally, "The Literature of Desire."

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