Monthly Archives: December 2012

Salman Rushdie responds to Guardian letter-writer whose attack included Updike

Who says authors don’t read reviews and notices of their work? Salman Rushdie responded to a December 15 letter to The Guardian books section which attacked him and caught John Updike in the crossfire by firing off one of his … Continue reading

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Library of America to publish Updike’s collected stories in two volumes

LibraryThing, an online service that helps people catalog their books, ran a thread begun on December 14 that noted the Library of America 2013 calendar lists John Updike as one of the authors that will be published next year. Later … Continue reading

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Member reports on where to buy prints of the Reader’s Digest Updike portrait

Member Larry Randen reports that you can buy prints of Scott Laumann’s portrait of John Updike that was commissioned by Reader’s Digest. Click on the link below to see a PDF of the full portrait and a website url for … Continue reading

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An update on the Updike biography-in-progress

A number of Society members have asked about the status of Adam Begley’s biography of John Updike, so we asked Begley, who reports that as of today he’s written about 140,000 words and has roughly 25,000 to go. “My deadline, … Continue reading

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