Monthly Archives: March 2011

State of the Union at the University of Limmerick

The syllabus for a third-year course (EH4016) on “State of the Union: American Literature since 1890” being taught at the University of Limmerick (Ireland) requires students to read five novels. One of them is John Updike’s Rabbit, Run. The others are … Continue reading

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Tom Sleigh receives the first John Updike Award

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced on March 22, 2011 the winners of their annual literature awards—including the inaugural John Updike Award, a  $20,000 prize established by Mrs. John Updike in memory of her husband. The award will … Continue reading

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Knopf provides details about Higher Gossip

The Knopf PR people may be on vacation, but we learned from bibliographers Michael Broomfield and Jack De Bellis’ Knopf contact that Higher Gossip is estimated at 512 pages—roughly the same size as Hugging the Shore—and it’s priced at $40. Christopher Carduff … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, John

Today would have been John Updike’s 79th birthday. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since his passing.. In February, 2009, Charles Osgood paid tribute to Updike in a nice CBS video look back at his career, including … Continue reading

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