Philip Roth turns 80 on March 19, and in his hometown, Newark, bus tours and an exhibition of photographs are among the events planned for the occasion.

The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee will offer a $35 bus tour running about an hour called “Philip Roth’s Newark” on the day itself; at noon, two buses will depart from the south entrance to the Newark Museum and travel to places recalled in Mr. Roth’s books. Stops will include Washington Park, the Essex County Courthouse and various spots in the Weequahic neighborhood, where Mr. Roth was born and raised. Readings from his novels about each location will accompany each stop, said Liz Del Tufo, president of the committee.

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