On Book TV right this very second, they’re airing a tribute to Philip Roth in honor of his 75th birthday. On the fiction panel? Charles D’Ambrosio, Nathan Englander, and Jonathan Lethem. I am seriously spoojing with great delight at the moment. If you have CSPAN2 turn the channel RIGHT NOW.
So I have come to the decision after watching a whole 20 minutes of this panel that if I don’t become a world-famous writer, it’s going to be all my parents’ fault because we didn’t have Philip Roth books on the book shelf. Nope, our shelves were stocked with World Book Encyclopedias and VC Andrews novels. Curse you parents!
Jonathan Lethem just called his writing ‘very traditional.’ As if!