July 21, 2019

In an interview from last year, Blake Bailey, who is writing Roth's official biography, commented on Roth's final days.


July 21, 2019

Robert Paul Lamb, who taught Derek in graduate school, has shared this lovely tribute to him. Derek passed away recently from coronary disease. Thanks to Robert for graciously sharing this tribute.

Remembering Derek Parker Royal (October 24, 1963—July 11, 2019)

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July 18, 2019

Society member and  Professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, Jacques Berlinerblau shared an interview that he conducted with Derek Parker Royal in 2013 on the occasion of Roth's 80th birthday. The interview is wonderfully smart and engaging, and a won...

July 16, 2019

We have learned that Derek Parker Royal, who founded the Philip Roth Society in 2002 and served as its first president, has passed away. In addition to founding the Society, Derek also served as the first Executive Editor of Philip Roth Studies. He was a kind, energeti...

July 10, 2019

Society member Dan O'Brien's monograph, Fine Meshwork: Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish Literature, will be published by Syracuse University Press this August, More information can be found down below.


July 8, 2019

Society member Andy Connolly's book, Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition, is now out in paperback. For more info see:


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