Philip Roth

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Top 10 books about fathers and sons | Blake Morrison
In memoirs by authors from Philip Roth to Michael Frayn, the Dad-Lit genre is always a little oedipal but there is also room for warmer feelings

Blake Morrison

02, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘I didn’t notice the racism of Tintin’
The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist on the depiction of Vietnamese people, the fun in Voltaire’s Candide and memorable masturbation scenes

Viet Thanh Nguyen

04, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Five Great Reads: quiet Kyoto, bootleg Philip Roth and Bake Off types
Guardian Australia’s weekday wrap of compelling stories and top writing, selected by lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman

Alyx Gorman

02, Feb, 2022 @11:34 PM

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The extraordinary life of an illegal copy of Portnoy’s Complaint: ‘It’s a terrific Australian story’
In 1970, when Philip Roth’s novel was banned in Australia, a small group of people secretly printed hundreds of copies. Half a century later, only three have been found

Sian Cain

01, Feb, 2022 @11:50 PM

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Top 10 novels about novelists | Louise Dean
From Louisa May Alcott to Philip Roth and Michael Chabon, writers of fiction have long been fascinated by the dramas of their own trade

Louise Dean

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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A master of self-promotion: letters reveal how Philip Roth ‘hustled’ for prizes
Correspondence found in archives shows how ‘pushy’ novelist used ‘collusion, networking and back-scratching’ to win literary awards

Dalya Alberge

29, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Léa Seydoux: ‘Art is a sexual energy. It’s the highest form of creation’
She has four films at Cannes film festival, but instead of strutting the Riviera red carpet the actor is isolating in Paris. She talks creativity, sex scenes and the joy of Bond stunts

Xan Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Deception review – Arnaud Desplechin’s unbearably twee take on Philip Roth
The Cannes favourite may have worn out his charm with this insufferable story of the author’s multiple affairs

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jul, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Philip Roth, Blake Bailey and publishing in the post-#MeToo era
WW Norton withdrew Bailey’s Roth biography after a series of allegations about its author. As generational conflict rages in the book world, who decides whether we can separate the art from the artist?

Andrew Anthony

27, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Cancelled Philip Roth biography picked up by new publisher amid abuse allegations
Blake Bailey’s life of Roth to be republished by Skyhorse Publishing, home to Woody Allen and Roger Stone, next month

Alison Flood

17, May, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Philip Roth and Blake Bailey were an all-too-perfect match | Francine Prose
In light of the allegations against Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey, one can’t help thinking: they found each other

Francine Prose

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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