Creative genius, bitter critic, misogynist... Whatever you think of Philip Roth there's no doubt he's one of the world's most brilliant writers and that age has not mellowed him. His new novel is his most political - and personal - yet.
An intensely private man, Philip Roth is one of America's greatest writers. He is dedicated, even obsessive, about his work but loathes the fame that attends it. After spells in eastern Europe and the UK, his return to New York marked a period of creative renewal as he reflected on the US through the lens of history. His latest novel revisits - and reimagines - his childhood.