Bucknell's literary son

Bucknellians may remember him on stage as a member of Cap and Dagger or in the frat house as a Sigma Alpha Mu brother. But the world will remember Philip Roth '54 as a literary lion, an award-winning author who has changed the face of fiction without shying away from controversy.

He has received many accolades throughout his career, but Roth is most recently the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize. The prestigious award is presented every two years to a living author for a body of work published in English. It has previously been awarded to Ismail Kadaré in 2005, Chinua Achebe in 2007 and Alice Munro in 2009.


"One of the particular pleasures I've had as a writer is to have my work read internationally despite all the heartaches of translation that that entails," said Roth in a news release. "This is a great honor and I'm delighted to receive it." || Watch his acceptance message on YouTube.