Philip Roth: His Life and Legacy
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Ben Markovits, Steven J. Zipperstein
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‘Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest’, claimed Roth, ‘The belief it inspires is what counts.’ Literary titan and multi-award winning writer, Philip Roth was undoubtedly a brilliant, if controversial, artist. In a career that spanned 50 years he wrote numerous, generation-changing books, from his first, Goodbye, Columbus, to his last, Nemesis. Three outstanding writers discuss his work and his legacy.
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an award winning novelist, and a clinical psychologist based in Israel. Her novels are translated into 14 languages. She’s an occasional correspondent to the BBC, TIME magazine and Israeli media.Benjamin Markovits
Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of eight novels, including You Don’t Have to Live Like This, which won the 2015 James Tait Black Prize, and, most recently, A Weekend in New York. He has written essays, stories, poetry and reviews for the Guardian, Granta, the Paris Review and the New York Times among other publications. In 2013 he was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in London and teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.Steven J. Zipperstein
Steven J. Zipperstein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University. He is a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Jewish Review of Books and co-editor of the “Jewish Lives” series for Yale University Press.