The narrative work of Philip Roth forms part of the great American novel, in the tradition of Dos Passos, Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Bellow and Malamud.
The words of the judging panel in awarding Philip Roth the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. Roth's novels have given me as much pleasure as those of any other living writer. The prize is excellent news. (Via.)