Monthly Archives: June 2011

The books Updike was reading before he died

Andromeda Romano-Lax posted a blog entry on a website called 49 Writers that lists the books John Updike was reading at the time of his death in 2009—apparently in preparation for an unfinished novel he was writing. Here’s the link.

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A report on the Updike biography-in-progress

Adam Begley, who is under contract to produce an as-yet-untitled biography of John Updike for HarperCollins, writes that the work is going well and that there’s enthusiastic support for the project. In addition to a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship that got … Continue reading

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Panels a success—a brief report from ALA 2011

The whole Society will gather in Boston in June 2012, but this year at ALA the two panels sponsored by the Society were full of great papers that provoked interesting discussions. Here are the minutes-5-28-2011-1 from the business meeting. They … Continue reading

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Celeb uses Updike’s Marry Me to propose

He’s not the first to do so, but British journalist and America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan pulled out a copy of John Updike’s Marry Me when it came time to pop the question. His now-fiancé is apparently quite the … Continue reading

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