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In the 1990s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos of postwar America. For The Human Stain Roth received his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britain's W. H. Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in fiction, given every six years 'for the entire work of the recipient'. In 2011 Philip Roth was awarded the International Man Booker Prize.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Philip Roth

American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Pastoral
Philip Roth
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. ‘A tragedy of classical proportions - a magnificent novel’ The Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Nemesis
Philip Roth
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2011. Through this story runs the dark question that haunts all four of Roth's late short novels, Everyman, Indignation , The Humbling, and now, Nemesis : What choices fatally shape a life?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2011
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Plot Against America
Philip Roth
Author winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2011. Sarah Broadhurst's view...A stunning work, a literary giant and a thrilling read. The reactions of the Jewish population of Newark on the election of Charles Lindberg, known to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2005
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Pastoral
Philip Roth
October 2013 Guest Editor Linwood Barclay on American Pastoral by Philip Roth...Okay, not a crime novel. I came to Roth late. Everyone else was reading him back when he wrote the outrageous Portnoy's Complaint, but I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/1998

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