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American novelist and short-story writer Philip Roth is best known for his provocative explorations of Jewish and American identity.
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American novelist and short-story writer Philip Roth was born on March 19, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. Roth is best known for his provocative explorations of Jewish and American identity, often focusing on sexual and familial love and mortality. He is considered by many critics to be a literary troublemaker, graphically exploring uncomfortable cultural and familial issues. Four of his novels have been made into films.
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