Pulitzer winning author Philip Roth dies at 85
Philip Roth, author of famous novels like American Pastoral and Portnoy's Complaint, died on Tuesday night at the age of 85 due to congestive heart failure. His death was confirmed by Andrew Wylie, his literary agent.
Roth was born on 19 March 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. He was born into a Jewish family. He had won the National Book Award for Fiction for his first book Goodbye, Columbus and he rose to fame after his book, Portnoy's Complaint, written in 1969.
He had won two National Book Critics Circle awards. His 1997 novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer Prize. Philip Roth had also won the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement in fiction in 2011.
Philip Roth died tonight, surrounded by lifelong friends who loved him dearly. A darling man and our greatest living writer. pic.twitter.com/v01QkXi7wD— Blake Bailey (@BlakeBaileyOn) May 23, 2018