Philip Roth Deserves to be Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

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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.

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One thought on “Philip Roth Deserves to be Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

  1. I say this every year, with little hope that the Nobel committee will recognize Roth, one of the great writers of our time. I’m a huge fan of Bob Dylan and I am not unhappy that he has been named winner of the Nobel prize for literature. But I think it was another example of the Nobel committee thumbing their collective noses (again) at the American literary community.

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