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Philip Roth Will Not Write Another Novel

Salon translated a French article about novelist Philip Roth, uncovering a blunt revelation about his writing career: “Nemesis will be my last book.”

Published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nemesis told the story of a 1944 polio epidemic in New Jersey.  HMH’s director of publicity Lori Glazer confirmed the news with Salon. Check it out:

In an interview with a French publication called Les inRocks last month — which does not appear to have been reported in the United States — Roth, 78, said he has not written anything new in the last three years, and that he will not write another novel. “To tell you the truth, I’m done,” Roth told the magazine, in the most definitive statement he has ever made about his future plans. “‘Nemesis’ will be my last book.”

In 2011, Roth won the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize. In a move that made headlines around the world, Booker judge Carmen Callil resigned in protest. (Via Maud Newton)

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