Here’s the link to “John Updike: 10 quotes on his birthday.”
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Member Ken Krawchuk writes that he heard on the radio that NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” will air archival interviews with John Updike today, in celebration of the author’s birthday and the rerelease of his works in paperback. You’ll have to check your local NPR station for the schedule.
The third volume of John Updike’s essays on art, Always Looking, is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $29.70, 34 percent off the $45.00 list price.
Always Looking will be released in hardcover on November 27, 2012. As with Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), the 224-page volume will be generously illustrated with photos of the artwork.
There’s no press release on the Random House media site to that effect, but Arts Beat writer Julie Bosman might have inside information. “Random House will also rerelease e-book editions of the entire backlist of Mr. Updike’s work,” she writes, “most of which has never appeared in e-book format. A posthumous essay collection, ‘Higher Gossip,’ will appear in paperback for the first time,” she writes, but gives no date. Here’s the link. Thanks to Jack De Bellis for calling it to our attention.
They will also be emailed to members. The closing dinner for this conference will be at Woodman’s of Essex, which, attendees at the First Biennial John Updike Society Conference learned, was a place where Updike often took his family. They’re also world-famous for their clambakes.