John Updike Dies at 76

John Updike

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, John Updike, died January 27, 2009, at age 76. Read about his life and work in The New York Times or the Washington Post.

Best known for his award-winning "Rabbit" series which included Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981), and Rabbit at Rest (1990), he also wrote short stories, poetry, essays, and even works for children. Other popular books by Updike include The Witches of Eastwick (1984) and its sequel The Widows of Eastwick (2008), Of the Farm (1965), Couples (1968), and In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996).

To learn more about this significant American literary figure, check out Updike’s own memoir Self-Consciousness, read over 30 interviews with him in Conversations with John Updike edited by James Plath, or find out more about his work in Updike: America’s Man of Letters by William H. Pritchard.

A Conversation with Author John Updike

Charlie Rose Show, November 12, 2008

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