February 28, 2020

The Newark Public Library is hosting two fundraising events for the Roth Library. The first is on a Saturday, April 25th. It is a(n updated) tour of Roth’s Newark, followed by a display of materials that have come to us so far for the personal library — a kind of sneak...

February 21, 2020

Entertainment Weekly gives David Simon's adaptation of The Plot Against America a rave review. The six episode miniseries debts March 16 on HBO. See the full review here:


February 19, 2020

Congratulations to Luke Heister, who won this year's Siegel McDaniel Award for his essay, "The Consequences of the Sin of Informing: Philip Roth and Commentary." Luke is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His work explores how t...

January 27, 2020

Philip Roth’s earliest short stories scandalized Jewish communities, and in 1969, the bestseller Portnoy’s Complaint proved even more shocking. Roth mocks American political scandal in Our Gang; connects sexual excess and artistic provocation in Sabbath’s Theater; and...

January 17, 2020

Roth Society member Danny Anderson's podcast The Sectarian Review featured a conversation on The Plot Against America in the age of Trump. The conversation featured two of Anderson's students and The Book of Nature's Todd Pedlar. It can be heard here:


January 3, 2020

A reminder that one of Philip Roth's final interviews, perhaps his last one, appeared in Philip Roth Studies. The interview was conducted by Society member Elèna Mortara on December 21, 2017 and appeared in the memorial issue of Philip Roth Studies (click here for a co...

November 21, 2019

Historian Sean Wilentz delivered the fourth annual Philip Roth Lecture, which was given on Nov 4 at the Newark Public Library. A version of his lecture appears in the current New York Review of Books.


October 31, 2019

Charles McGrath, who delivered the keynote address at the Roth Society's 2019 conference, has published a version of his address in the current Hudson Review. The essay offers a deeply engaging look at these two writers whose careers were often linked.


October 14, 2019

David Simon discusses his upcoming Plot Against America adaptation at The New Yorker festival:


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