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May 18, 2011
I've been following Rick Gekoski's columns with bated breath ever since the shortlist was announced almost a month ago. Like most avid Roth fans, i was afraid he'd be passed over yet again. i read his recent novel Nemesis in January while on vacation. I didn't think it compared to his best work like Portnoy's Complaint or American Pastoral or The Human Stain, but then no novel by Roth can ever be called bad.
Thisis more well-deserved than any literary award i've come across in recent times.