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Philip Roth: A life in dates

Here are key dates in the life of United States writer Philip Roth, who died Tuesday, May 22, aged 85. - March 19, 1933: Roth is born in Newark (New Jersey). - 1959: He publishes a collection of short stories, Goodbye, Columbus , that receives the prestigious U.S. National Book Award the following year. He goes on to win a host of literary prizes over his career. - 1959: Marries Margaret Martinson, whom he divorces four years later. His second marriage is to British actress Claire Bloom (1990-1995).

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