So it seems Philip Roth isn’t on Twitter (via The Millions). His ‘official’ Twitter account is a fake.

Roth announced in November that his struggle with writing is over — and now it seems he isn’t about to start a struggle with brevity.

Perhaps that’s a mistake though. Perhaps Philip Roth is on Twitter pretending to be computer games journalist named Manny Stain (who links to photographs of his lunch, retweets jokes posted by minor American celebrities and co-ordinates a running debate under the hashtag #babeorhoney). If there is a Manny Stain out there, no doubt he’ll deny this. Which should make you think.

EDIT: Happy New Year!