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“A Marvelous, Rigorous Mind”: Writers Pay Tribute to the Late Philip Roth

Philip Roth is projected onscreen as he speaks via satellite video feed to the audience during the PBS panel of 'AMERICAN MASTERS Philip Roth: Unmasked' at the 2013 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on January 14, 2013 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Philip Roth.
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Philip Roth, the author of American Pastoral, Portnoy’s Complaint, and many other novels, has died. The celebrated American author, best known for exploring Jewish American life on the page, was 85 years old.

Writers of every stripe posted tributes to Roth after the news broke, including David Simon, who is currently working on an adaptation of Roth’s novel The Plot Against America. We’ll update this post with additional tributes as they come in.