Monthly Archives: May 2010

ALA a success; next up, Alvernia

Although moderator Sally LeVan and panelist Kevin Frazier had to cancel because of personal reasons, the “John Updike and American Pop Culture” panel featuring Peter Bailey, Matthew Shipe, and Ed Allen went well, with yours truly stepping in to moderate, … Continue reading

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Unauthorized biographer gets a Guggenheim to proceed

Adam Begley, longtime book review editor for the New York Observer, was recently announced as a recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award to work on a biography of John Updike. According to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation press … Continue reading

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Member presents “Updike’s Pennsylvania” May 20

Society member Frank Fitzpatrick, a self-described “Updike fanatic” who has written about Updike for NPR and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has worked in the sports department since 1980, will be featured this Thursday, May 20, in a program at … Continue reading

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Ann Beattie and Lincoln Perry announced as keynoters

The John Updike Society is pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for Updike in Pennsylvania: The First Biennial John Updike Society Conference at Alvernia University, October 1-3 2010, will be writer Ann Beattie and painter Lincoln Perry. Of Ann … Continue reading

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Conference program announced, registration begins

Updike Society members should be delighted with the program and events that Alvernia University and conference directors Jack De Bellis and Dave Silcox have put together. Twenty-four Updike scholars from seven countries will present papers, and Donald J. Greiner, who … Continue reading

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