Blake Bailey

From left to right: Blake Bailey, photo by Nancy Crampton; Philip Roth: The Biography, courtesy of the publisher; Peter Sagal, photo courtesy of the speaker.

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Blake Bailey in Conversation with Peter Sagal

Philip Roth: The Biography | Virtual Talk

Tuesday, April 13, 5:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

Writers Bloc Presents© and the Skirball invite you to an evening with acclaimed biographer Blake Bailey as he delves into his newest work, Philip Roth: The Biography. For this project, Bailey was granted independence and complete access to Roth’s personal archive. He spent years poring over Roth’s life, interviewing those close to him, and engaging the author himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and key figure in the postwar literary scene.

Joined by humorist Peter Sagal (NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!), Bailey puts this enigmatic figure into focus. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the biographer personally chosen by the late, great Philip Roth.

Signed books available for purchase from Chevalier’s Books.