There was no Philip Roth book published this year. No Roth book was published last year. And unless something changes drastically, no Roth book will be published in 2014. Nathan Zuckerman Roths author ego, who first appeared in the 1974 book My Life as a Man and presumably exited himself in Exit Ghost in 2007 is gone. And yet, Roth himself, now 80, lives on.