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Philip Roth: His Life and Legacy

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Benjamin Markovits, Steven J. Zipperstein

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10/03/2019 11:00 am
Kings Place, Hall 1

‘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.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an Israeli psychologist, author and script writer. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. One Night Markovitch, her first novel, won the prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut.

Benjamin Markovits


Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of seven novels and has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews in The GuardianGrantaThe Paris Review and The New York Times among other publications. He lives in London and teaches 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.  

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