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** FILE ** Philip Roth was named Wednesday June 6, 2012, as the winner of Spain's prestigious 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for literature in recognition of his formidable contribution to American literatures. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

** FILE ** Philip Roth was named Wednesday June 6, 2012, as the winner of Spain's prestigious 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for literature in recognition of his formidable contribution to American literatures. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

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