Philip Roth: Too (New York) Jewish for a Nobel?

Many Jewish authors have won the Nobel Prize for Literature before, but is the 'uncouth' Philip Roth's Jewish identity just too in-your-face for the judges in Stockholm?

My Swedish is not great, but when earlier today the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded, I knew that Phillip Roth had not won. No offense Alice Munro – confession, I have not read her – but giving the award to Munro, is like giving an award for best smartphone to a Blackberry (sorry Canadians) when there is an iPhone around.