Latest update: 13/10/2011
Has the American novel fallen from grace?
After America missing out on the Nobel Prize for Literature yet again, we're questioning whether the American novel has lost its touch. We review "The Humbling" by Philip Roth, the story of an aging actor who's lost his magic, and "A Widow's Story" by Joyce Carol Oates, a memoir about loss and finding the strength to write again. These two literary greats are exploring the need to re-write the American novel in a new way.