Philip Roth (born March 1933, New Jersey) is an American novelist. He is probably best known for his 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus, his 1969 novel Portnoy’s Complaint, and for his late-’90s trilogy comprising the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000).
Philip Roth is arguably the most decorated American writer of his era. Two of his works of fiction have won the National Book Award; two others were finalists. Two have won National Book Critics Circle awards; and again another two were finalists. He has also won three PEN/Faulkner Awards (Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman) and a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 1997 novel, American Pastoral. His most recent awards have been the PEN/Nabokov Award in May 2006 and the PEN/Faulkner award for the third time for his novel Everyman, in 2007 and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. He was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2005 and 2007 and won the prize in 2011.
Philip Roth lives in Connecticut, USA