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10.11.12

Is Philip Roth Retiring?

American writer tells French magazine that Nemesis (2010) would be his final novel
Philip Roth reading at home
Ben Quinn (The Guardian) (thanks to Jan Wilm for the link):
Philip Roth, the US novelist widely regarded as America's best hope of ending a 20 year drought without a winner of the Nobel prize for literature, has said that he is calling it a day.

The writer announced his retirement in a little-noticed interview with a French magazine and said that Nemesis, which was published in 2010, would be his last book.

"To tell you the truth, I'm done," Roth told Les Inrocks last month, adding that he had not written anything for the past three years.

Having reached the age of 74, he realised that he was running out of years and had chosen to reread his favourite novels, as well as his own books. [Read More]
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