Philip Roth Net Worth

Philip Roth Net Worth is
$10 Million

Philip Roth Biography

Philip Roth net worthy of: Philip Roth can be an American novelist who have has a net worthy of of $10 million. Philip Roth was created in Newark, NJ in March 1933. Roth in addition has authored the books The Ghost Article writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, The Prague Orgy, The Counterlife, American Pastoral, I Wedded a Communist, Exit Ghost, The Breasts, The Professor of Desire, The Dying Pet, Letting Proceed, When She Was Great, Our Gang, THE FANTASTIC American Novel, MY ENTIRE LIFE as a guy, Deception: A Novel, Procedure Shylock: A Confession, Sabbath’s Theater, The Plot Against America, Everyman, Indignation, The Humbling, Nemesis, THE REALITY: A Novelist’s Autobiography, and Patrimony: A GENUINE Tale.S. He has earned two National Publication Awards, two National Publication Critics Circle awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and three PEN/Faulkner Awards. The majority of his fiction is defined in his hometown of Newark and targets Jewish and American identities. Roth gained more interest in 1969 along with his Portnoy’s Complaint. National Publication Award for Fiction. He also the United Kingdom’s WH Smith Literary Award for The Human being Stain and earned the inaugural Frank Kafka Prize in 2001. He broke through along with his 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus which earned him a U.

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Quick Facts

Full NamePhilip Roth
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 19, 1933
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Essayist
EducationUniversity of Chicago, Bucknell University, Rutgers University, Weequahic High School
SpouseClaire Bloom, Margaret Martinson
ParentsHerman Roth, Bess Roth
AwardsMan Booker International Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Franz Kafka Prize, National Book Award for Fiction, PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature, Prix Médicis étranger, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction, James Fenimore Cooper Prize, Lifetime Literary Achievement Award, Ambassador Book Award for Fiction, National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography, New Jersey Notable Book Award
NominationsNeustadt International Prize for Literature, International Dublin Literary Award, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, National Book Award for Fiction (Hardcover)
MoviesIndignation, The Humbling, Elegy, The Human Stain, Portnoy's Complaint, Goodbye, Columbus, Battle of Blood Island

Interesting Facts

1 He splits his time between New York City and Warren, Connecticut where he has residences. [March 2007]
2 He celebrated his 75th birthday with friends and colleagues at the Miller Theater at Columbia University in New York City. [March 2008]
3 He was awarded the 2010 National Humanities Medal for his contributions to American letters. He is the author of 24 novels, including "Portnoy's Complaint" and "American Pastoral," which won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, and his criticism has appeared in literary journals.
4 He graduated from Weequahic High School the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey.
5 He was born in Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.
6 He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Literature.
7 He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Literature.
8 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 170, pages 349-361. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2008.
9 Owns homes in New York's Upper West Side and Connecticut.
10 Only reads novels of dead writers such as Franz Kafka or Henry James and non-fiction books.
11 Won the National Book Award twice, in 1960 for "Goodbye, Columbus" and in 1995 for "Sabbath's Theater".
12 Former stepfather of opera singer Anna Steiger.
13 Has been a candidate to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for many years.
14 His first wife Margaret Martinson, who died in 1968, five years after her separation from Roth, is the inspiration for several characters such as Maureen in "My Life as A Man" (1974).
15 After earning a degree in English at Bucknell University, he studied at the University of Chicago, receiving an M.A. in English literature.
16 Had taught creative writing and comparative literature at several universities, before he finally retired in 1992.
17 Was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1998 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
18 Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for "American Pastoral".
19 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 323-334. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
20 Son of Herman Roth, whose parents were Jews of Galician descent.


1 Writes and sets his novels around Newark, New Jersey


1 It's been a good time for the novel in America, but I can't say I know what accounts for it. Maybe it's the absence of certain things that somewhat accounts for it. The American novelist's indifference to, if not contempt for, 'critical' theory. Aesthetic freedom unhampered by all the high-and-mighty isms and their humorlessness.. Writing that is uncontaminated by political propaganda - or even social responsibility. The absence of any 'school' of writing. In a place so vast, no single geographic center from which the writing originates. Anything but a homogeneous population, no basic national unity, no single national character, social calm utterly unknown, even the general obtuseness about literature, the inability of many citizens to read any of it with even minimal comprehension confers a certain freedom. And surely the fact that writers really don't mean a goddamn thing to nine-tenths of the population doesn't hurt. It's inebriating.
2 [on the European preoccupation with America] The power in any society is with those who get to impose the fantasy. It is no longer, as it was for centuries throughout Europe, the church that imposes its fantasy, as it did for 12 years in Nazi Germany and for 69 years in the Soviet Union. Now the fantasy that prevails is the all-consuming, voraciously consumed popular culture, seemingly sponsored by, of all things, freedom. The young especially live according to the beliefs that are thought up for them by the society's most unthinking people and by the businesses least impeded by innocent ends. Ingeniously as their parents and teachers may attempt to protect the young from being drawn, to their detriment, into the moronic amusement park that is now universal, the preponderance of the power is not with them.
3 Whoever looks for the writer's thinking in the words and thoughts of his characters is looking in the wrong direction. Seeking out a writer's 'thoughts' violates the richness of the mixture that is the very hallmark of the novel. The thought of the novelist that matters most is the thought that makes him a novelist. The thought of the novelist lies not in the remarks of his characters or even in their introspection but in the plight he has invented for his characters - in the juxtaposition of those characters and in the lifelike ramifications of the ensemble they make: their density, their substantiality, their lived existence actualized in all its nuanced particulars, is in fact his thought metabolized.
4 [impressions of his life work, having re-read all his novels] My conclusion, after I'd finished, echoes the words spoken by an American boxing hero of mine, Joe Lewis. When he was asked upon his retirement about his long career, Joe sweetly summed it up in just ten words. 'I did the best I could with what I had'.
5 [on frequently being labeled a 'misogynist'] Misogyny, a hatred of women, provides my work with neither a structure, a meaning, a motive, a message, a conviction, a perspective, or a guiding principle.. My traducers propound my alleged malefaction as though I have spewed venom on women for half a century. But only a madman would go to the trouble of writing thirty-one books in order to affirm his hatred. It is my comic fate to be the writer these traducers have decided I am not. They practice a rather commonplace form of social control: You are not what you think you are. Your are what 'we' think you are. You are what we choose for you to be. Well, welcome to the subjective human race. The imposition of a cause's idea of reality on the writer's idea of reality can only mistakenly be called 'reading'
6 As I see it, my focus has never been on masculine power rampant and triumphant but rather on the antithesis: masculine power impaired. I have hardly been singing a paean to male superiority but rather representing manhood stumbling, constricted, humbled, devastated and brought down. My intention is to present my fictional men not as they should be but vexed as men are.
7 [on retiring from writing] Everybody has a hard job. All real work is hard. My work happened also to be undoable. Morning after morning for fifty years I faced the next page, defenseless and unprepared. Wrting for me was a feat of self-preservation. If I did not do it, I would die. So I did it. Obstinacy, not talent, saved my life. It was also my good luck that happiness didn't matter to me and I had no compassion for myself. Now? Now I am a bird sprung from a cage instead of a bird in search of a cage. The horror of being caged has lost its thrill.
8 [on having been nominated for, but never awarded, a Nobel Prize for Literature] I wonder if I had called 'Portnoy's Complaint' 'The Orgasm Under Rapacious Capitalism', if I would thereby have earned the favor of the Swedish Academy.
9 [clearing up a misquote] I do not believe the novel is dying. I said the readership is dying out. That's a fact and I've been saying it for fifteen years. I said the screen will kill the reader and it has. The movie screen is the beginning, the television screen, and now the coup de grace, the computer screen.
10 You know, I needed my life as a springboard for my fiction. I have to have something solid under my feet when I write. I'm not a fantasist. I bounce up and down on the diving board and I go into the water of fiction. But I've got to begin in life so I can pump life into it throughout.
11 [on deciding to retire, 2012] I sat around for a month or two trying to think of something else (to write about) and I thought 'Maybe it's over, maybe it's over. I gave myself a dose of fictional juice by rereading writers I hadn't read in fifty years and who had meant quite a lot when I read them. I read Dostoyevsky, I read Conrad - two or three books by each. I read Turgenev, two of the greatest short stories ever written, 'First Love' and 'The Torrents of Spring'. And then I decided to reread my own books, and I began from the last book forward, casting a cold eye. And I thought, 'You did all right'. But when I got to 'Portnoy' - 'Portnoy's Complaint', published in 1969, I had lost interest, and I didn't read the first four books. So I read all that great stuff, and then I read my own and I knew I wasn't going to get another good idea, or if I did, I'd have to slave over it.I no longer have the stamina to endure the frustration..not to mention humiliation. It's just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.
12 With the draft, everybody was involved. Everybody was fodder. When you got to be 21, 22 and graduated from college, for two years your life stopped. If you had been running in the direction of your life, you had to stop and do this other thing which was, if not menacing, just plain boring.
13 This will come as a great shock to young people, but in 1951 you could make it through college unscathed by oral sex.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Prince of Asturias Award Prince of Asturias Awards Letters



American Pastoral 2016 based on the novel by
Indignation 2016 based on the novel by
The Humbling 2014 novel
Elegy 2008/I novel "The Dying Animal"
The Human Stain 2003 novel
American Playhouse TV Series adaptation - 1 episode, 1984 novel - 1 episode, 1984
Portnoy's Complaint 1972 novel
Goodbye, Columbus 1969 novel
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960 TV Series story - 1 episode
Battle of Blood Island 1960 story "Expect the Vandals"


La grande librairie 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
Imagine 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Philip Roth: Unmasked 2013 Himself
Philip Roth, sans complexe 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Miradas 2 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2006 TV Series Himself
Vol de nuit 2002 TV Series Himself
Un siècle d'écrivains 1998 TV Series documentary Himself

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