Philip Roth is no longer writing books, but that doesn’t mean he has started tweeting–despite the fact that a Twitter feed proporting to be the novelist duped journalists over the Christmas holiday. Well, the line at Chinese restaurants last night was very long.
“I join Twitter today. It’s easy…” @PhilipRothOffic tweeted on Christmas Eve. The account followed various reporters at The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as other publications with “New York” in the title (including our own). Some responded by wondering if Mr. Roth’s appearance on Twitter did, in fact, herald the end of days. Fellow novelist Salman Rushdie, remained skeptical. “Until there’s a little blue tick by his name I will not believe it,” tweeted Mr. Rushdie. Read More