For all the ferocity in his prose, Philip Roth was an attentive, doting and generous friend – playful and quick to laugh, delighting in gossip. Young writers were known to receive notes of praise from Roth, admiring their work and inviting them to lunch. The lunches often bloomed into friendships. On this intimate panel we’ll be joined by fellow writers and long-time friends who will read from the fan letters they received and share anecdotes from their friendships with Roth. Participants include Bernard Avishai and others to be announced.


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