Philip Roth wins again.
In 1960 Philip Roth won the National Book Award, Americaâ€™s prestigious literary prize, for his first book, Goodbye Columbus. Last month he was awarded the Man Booker International, a biennial prize for a body of work. In the half century between, for his astonishing output of 53 books, Roth has also gathered in every one of the important American laurels, including the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Gold Medal in fiction, the National Medal of Arts, some of them more than once â€“ itâ€™s hard to think that another prize will make much difference, or much impact.
â€œThe first one did. Certainly. It plucked that book out of nowhere. After that, well, itâ€™s better to win them than to lose them.â€
Read the entire article by Jan Dalley here. It’s a great article.