Philip Roth dead at 85: Writers, public figures remember Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Author Philip Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at age 85, his literary agent said Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Author Philip Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at age 85, his literary agent said Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Credit: Richard Drew

Credit: Richard Drew

Philip Roth – the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "American Pastoral" and other highly acclaimed works such as "Portnoy's Complaint," "The Human Stain" and "The Plot Against America" – has died of congestive heart failure, The Associated Press reported late Tuesday. He was 85.

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Fellow writers and public figures took to Twitter to share their condolences and reflect on Roth's novels. Here's what they had to say:

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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