Novelist Philip Roth remembered
American novelist Philip Roth, author of American Pastoral and Portnoy's Complaint, is remembered by his biographer Claudia Pierpont, American novelist Amy Bloom and Ian McEwan.
The American writer Philip Roth, whose death at the age of 85 was announced today, is remembered by Ian McEwan, his biographer Claudia Pierpont, and American novelist Amy Bloom. From Roth's first novel Goodbye Columbus in 1959 to Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral and The Plot Against America, he was writer who courted controversy and explored complex themes concerning sexuality, Jewish life and America.
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Hilary Dunn.