Monthly Archives: December 2011

You really CAN buy anything on Ebay: Updike house for sale

The Niemczyk Hoffman Group, which owns and occupies the Updike boyhood home in Shillington, has decided to test the market. They’ve put the house at 117 Philadelphia Avenue up for sale on Ebay. The price is $499,000, with the starting … Continue reading

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Podcaster spotlights The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick was the latest “forgotten fiction” to be featured on Why I Really Like This Book, podcasts by Dr. Kate Macdonald, a lecturer in English Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. She sends the link, hoping it “might … Continue reading

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1995 BBC interview now online

Society member Andrew Moorhouse writes from England that an interview John Updike gave to Sue Lawley for Desert Island Discs, a popular BBC radio program, is now online. In it, he talks about “how he overcame a bad stutter, how … Continue reading

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