One of America's leading writers, Philip Roth is best known for his outrageous fiction – Goodbye, Columbus, which won a National Book Prize and Portnoy's Complaint, a novel Mr. Roth calls "blunt about sex." His book, Patrimony, recounts the details of his father's death in 1989. A New York Times reviewer called the book "a highly moving and beautifully rendered portrait." Mr. Roth has received numerous awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1991 for Patrimony and in 1988 for The Counterlife, the Aga Khan prize for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 1992.
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