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Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

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Philip Roth wrote more than 30 novels

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist’s works included American Pastoral, Portnoy’s Complaint and Goodbye Columbus.

His work covered Jewish family life, sex and American ideals.

The New York Times confirmed Mr Roth’s death through a close friend.

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Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

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