Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Writers We Like: Philip Roth Honored Again

The literary world this week honored Philip Roth with the PEN/Faulkner Award for his 2006 novel Everyman. It was Roth's third time to win the PEN/Faulkner award.

We haven't read his new work, but our earlier experiences with Roth's book have been memorable. He's not to everyman's taste (pun intended), but Roth has the storyteller's gift and his best work is powerful and profound. And, amazingly, he keeps on writing inventive, provocative novels, well after many of his contemporaries have gone to seed.

The bookstores and online booksellers have old and new Roth novels, many of which we can recommend. He's a great American writer.