May 19, 2011
American author Philip Roth was announced as the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage and is presented once every two years to a living author publishing in English or whose works are widely available in English language translation. Chair of the judging panel underlined that books of the 78-year old Roth "have stimulated, provoked and amused an enormous, and still expanding audience for more than 50 years". Philip Roth is best known for his 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint, and for his late-1990s american trilogy comprising the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral (1997).