Monthly Archives: March 2012

Christian Science Monitor offers Updike quotes to mark his 80th birthday

Yesterday marked John Updike’s 80th birthday, and in tribute The Christian Science Monitor offered 10 quotes “to commemorate one of America’s exceptional men of letters.” Here’s the link to “John Updike: 10 quotes on his birthday.”

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Check local listings: FRESH AIR is airing an Updike tribute today

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 … Continue reading

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Amazon now accepting pre-orders for ALWAYS LOOKING

The third volume of John Updike’s essays on art, Always Looking, is now available for pre-order at for $29.70, 34 percent off the $45.00 list price. Always Looking will be released in hardcover on November 27, 2012. As with … Continue reading

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Random House will Mark Updike’s birthday with paperback reprints

Arts Beat reports that Random House will “mark John Updike’s birthday this month with the rerelease of some of his most beloved works, including the ‘Rabbit’ series, the publisher said on Tuesday.” There’s no press release on the Random House … Continue reading

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Time to register for the Boston conference

Details are in place for the Second Biennial John Updike Society Conference, co-sponsored and hosted by Suffolk University, Boston. We hope that we’ve balanced special sessions and tours with enough free time to enjoy this historic city. Here are registration … Continue reading

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