Prize-winning biographer to take on Philip Roth
Blake Bailey is working on a biography with the cooperation of the celebrated author of “American Pastoral” and other novels.
Bailey’s Yates biography, “A Tragic Honesty,” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize in 2004. His “Cheever: A Life” won the book critics prize in 2010 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The Roth book is not his only project. He also has a memoir scheduled for 2014.