Murder, sex, dystopia and madness earned spots on the diverse longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize.
David, like Rushdie, is a satirist. They find common cause in turning a story of exile and danger into a social situation good for a few solid gags.
The last time I heard from Philip Roth was in October of last year.
“Philip died with his reputation at a kind of pinnacle, and was widely accepted as being one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.”