Philip Roth: "Newark is my Stockholm"

Philip Roth may not have won the Nobel Prize this year (that honor, as you know, went to Harold Pinter). But Roth was celebrated nonetheless on October 23 in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, where a plaque now marks his boyhood residence on Summit Avenue. Said Roth: “Today, Newark is my Stockholm, and that plaque is my prize. I couldn’t be any more thrilled by any recognition accorded to me anywhere on earth. That’s all there is to say.” To read the New Jersey Jewish News account of the visit, click here.