Roth Retires

Philip Roth stands during a ceremony at the White House in 2011, where he recieved the National Humanities Medal.

When He Was Good

Philip Roth is no longer part of many of the great debates of our time. Maybe that’s because he has won so many of the debates of his generation.

The Humbling of Philip Roth

Author Neal Pollack’s encounter with his lifelong rival suggests there’s more to Philip Roth’s retirement than what the author has said in the press.

President Obama awards Philip Roth the 2010 National Medal of Arts.

Letting Go of Roth

Philip Roth says he’s “done.” Has he run out of things to write? Or has he run out of ways to shock?