Award-winning American novelist, who wrote the memorable and controversial "Portnoy's Complaint in the late 1960s.
His last three novels are a loosely connected trilogy: "American Pastoral," "I Married a Communist" and "The Human Stain."
An admirer of Kafka.
Though he writes a lot about what it means to be a Jew, his themes are universal. The last three novels, for example, have a lot to say about the United States in the second half of the 20th century.