Philip Roth

Rabih Alameddine’s “The Wrong End of the Telescope,” a novel written in the second person about a transgender doctor named Mina who works in a refugee camp for Syrians, has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.
A memoir by Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey will be reissued this fall after publisher W.W. Norton and Company dropped it amid multiple allegations against Bailey of sexual assault and abuse.
The Library of Congress has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Joy Williams. The fiction writer is known for her spare prose and dark and incisive vision.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Old Dominion University will commission an independent inquiry into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct against a former visiting professor, school president John Broderick said in a letter to the university community on Thursday.
The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as author Blake Bailey faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.
NEW YORK (AP) — The life of Philip Roth was a story. So was the writing of his biography.

Blake Bailey’s “Philip Roth,” a volume Roth had imagined in some form for more than 20 years, comes out April 6.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the Fall 2012, as the willing subject of one of the most anticipated literary biographies in recent memory, Philip Roth joked that he had surrendered power over his own life to author Blake Bailey.
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards.

Already this year’s recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress
“Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth.” by Benjamin Taylor (Penguin Books)

For 20 years, Benjamin Taylor was a confidant of Philip Roth.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Simon, the creative force behind stellar TV including “The Wire,” “Show Me a Hero” and “Treme,” found himself in unfamiliar territory with his latest series, HBO’s “The Plot Against America.”
NEW YORK (AP) — British playwright Tom Stoppard and the Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip are among those being honored next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.
Winning an honorary National Book Award has Edmund White thinking about the more pleasurable moments of the writing life.
LONDON (AP) — Diana Athill, a writer and editor who honed the work of novelists including John Updike and Margaret Atwood before finding late-life fame as a frank and fearless memoirist, has died, her publisher said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.