And Booker goes to Philip Roth..!
Philip Roth receives The Man booker prize of year 2011. This awards is given for his all work of art in lifetime. His masterpieces include Goodbye Columbus ,Portnoy’s Complaint and Nemesis ( published in 2010).
He has won among the following shorlisted authors.
Booker Shortlists of year 2011:
Wang Anyi ,Juan Goytisolo , James Kelman , John le Carré , Amin Maalouf , David Malouf , Dacia Maraini, Rohinton Mistry , Philip Pullman , Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth,Su Tong , Anne Tyler
Few concerns are rasied over this prize. One of the judges of Booker refute the uprightness of this decision. She has fretted, “did not rate him as a writer… He goes on and on about the same subject in almost every book. It’s as though he’s sitting on your face and you can’t breathe.” Yes, well, Mr Roth can be a little priapic in his preoccupations. Sometimes that works”
After long discussion it is concluded that, booker is given for all writing during his life time. One book store owner expressed..’Roth wrote Goodbye Columbus’ in 1950 and again after a 55 years the same author could wrote popular novel like nemesis. Rarely author could preserve the creativity and writing for more than half century. It is a marvelous achievement.
Books by Philip Roth:
“The Breast”, “When She Was Good”, “Our Gang” and “The Humbling”, “Portnoy’s Complaint” “American Pastoral”, “The Human Stain” and “I Married a Communist”