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John Updike's Biography

John Hoyer Updike (18 March 1932 – 27 January 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

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The late US author John Updike wrote the book "Terrorist" from the perspective of an American-born Muslim teenager
The late US author John Updike wrote the book "Terrorist" from the perspective of an American-born Muslim teenager
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John Updike News Stories

  • Prolific writer lived a life full of contradictions

      News Source: The Olympia | 1 day ago
    Updike" by Adam Begley; Harper (558 pages, $29.95) When John Updike died in 2009 at the age of 76, followers of American literature could not quite comprehend it. Novels, criticism and poetry (60 books) had flowed like a river from Updike's pen since
  • PAPER TRAIL: The best books of the summer…

      News Source: Bookforum | 3 days ago
    April 22, 2014 Publishers Weekly looks ahead to the best books Elon Green talks to Adam Begley, whose biography of John Updike was just published, about writing the book's vivid deathbed scene. Leslie Jamison An interview with Leslie Jamison, author
  • Elizabeth Spencer wins $30,000 short story prize

      News Source: The Gleaner | 3 days ago
    Elizabeth Spencer, a revered Southern author still active in her 90s, has won a $30,000 short story prize. The 92-year-old Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction, the Dungannon Foundation announced Monday. Previous

John Updike Blogs

  • John Updike's “Seven Stanzas at Easter” - Patheos

      Blog Source: www.patheos.com | 11 hours ago
    John Updike's “Seven Stanzas at Easter”. April 20, 2014 By Dan Peterson Leave a Comment. “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” (Caravaggio). Make no mistake: if he rose at all. It was as His body; If the cell's dissolution did not reverse, the&
  • Interview: How to Write John Updike's Deathbed

      Blog Source: blogs.iwu.edu | 11 hours ago
    The AWL today (April 21, 2014) published an interview with Updike biographer Adam Begley titled, “How to Write John Updike's Deathbed.” Asking the questions was Elon Green. In it, Begley is asked about the deathbed section in Updike, ...
  • On John Updike & Easter | The Wise Guise

      Blog Source: thewiseguise.com | 11 hours ago
    While Joseph reflected on Good Friday last year, we urge you to enjoy this poem from John Updike and Michael Bowman's reflections so that you can let this year's celebration of Easter impact your life beyond Easter Sunday. Have a blessed 

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