I find it incomprehensible that Philip Roth has not yet been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In fact, no American has won the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. How can Roth be denied? In a brilliant and prolific writing career spanning more than fifty years, from Goodbye, Columbus in 1959 to Nemesis in 2010, Roth has achieved every literary recognition but the Nobel Prize. He has won two National Book Awards, three Pen/Faulkner Awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the International Man Booker Prize. No living writer has a more esteemed body of work. I surely hope, that when the Nobel Committee announces its Prize in Literature later this week, Mr. Roth will deservedly be its recipient.