Philip Roth Can’t Win

Sometimes we wonder whether Philip Roth gets more annoyed with all the Nobel Prizes he doesn’t win year after year, or all the chatter about said lack of prizes.

Whatever the case, Juli Weiner at Vanity Fair does point out one bit of hilarious coincidence having to do with another Roth who did win a Nobel for economics this year: “Alvin Roth is the name of a character in a book by the Nobel-less Philip Roth. What book? Literally—literally—literally: The Plot Against America.”

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