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Novelist Philip Roth

His book The Human Stain is about a professor accused of racism who has a secret about his own ethnic identity. It's just been adapted into a new film starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman. The Human Stain won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. It is the third of a trilogy that includes his American Pastoral and I Married a Communist.

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