Prolific and award-winning American author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85 at a hospital in Manhattan.
Roth who published more than 30 novels and several short fiction collections died on Tuesday night.
He won several awards including; two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle awards, three PEN/Faulkner Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize.
He was a champion of Eastern European novelists like Ivan Klima and Bruno Schulz, and also a passionate student of American history and the American vernacular. And more than just about any other writer of his time, he was tireless in his exploration of male sexuality.