this evening (wednesday 23rd), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) is entirely devoted to …
“The American writer Philip Roth, whose death at the age of 85 was announced today, is remembered by • Ian McEwan, • his biographer Claudia Roth 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 a writer who courted controversy and explored complex themes concerning sexuality, Jewish life and America.”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b39v47)