Monthly Archives: November 2011

O’Brien for President blog dredges up an old Updike story

Conan O’Brien insists he’s running for president in 2012, and recently his blog revived a May 26, 2011 post we all missed about an O’Brien-Updike connection. Interestingly, both O’Brien and Updike served as president of the Lampoon while at Harvard. … Continue reading

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Deadline for Boston conference papers is extended

In response to members who said they were swamped this time of the year, program director Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. has extended the deadline for abstracts/proposals for the Second Biennial John Updike Society Conference. The conference, which will be held … Continue reading

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JUR has started shipping

James Schiff, editor of The John Updike Review, reports that the very first issue has begun shipping. The issue is free with membership, though there’s also a special edition hardcover version, with slipcase, available for those who are interested. “I’m … Continue reading

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