Monthly Archives: February 2015

JUS board adds Dojčinović and Luscher

Because The John Updike Society went very quickly from an author society of 35 members to a 501 c 3 non-profit organization of 250+ members with a six-figure budget and the responsibility of restoring and maintaining The John Updike Childhood Home, … Continue reading

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Boston Common offers tour of Updike’s old North Shore home

The current owners of a grand Georgian home on the North Shore where Updike lived for years have opened the house for a Boston Common Magazine tour, complete with three photos of the Haven Hill house as it looks now: … Continue reading

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Paul Moran decides to sell The Other John Updike Archive

At one time Paul Moran said he wasn’t interested in the money, but just wanted to find a good home for the Updike materials he famously scrounged from the author’s curbside in Beverly Farms. That time has apparently passed. Now he’s … Continue reading

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Guardian offers a brief survey of the short story: Updike

The Guardian Books Blog has been writing their version of “A brief survey of the short story,” and this past week writer Chris Power got around to John Updike. He writes that “there is enough Updike, with enough difference in quality, that … Continue reading

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New Yorker copy editor talks about work . . . and Updike

In an essay titled “Holy Writ: Learning to love the house style,” Mary Norris writes a “personal history” that covers her first job and how she came to be a copy editor for The New Yorker. She also talks about … Continue reading

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Irish actor’s favorite book: Rabbit, Run

The entertainment section of The Independent today ran a Q&A interview, “A question of culture: Actor Emmet Kirwan,” in which they asked the young Irish actor what his favorite book was. “Rabbit, Run by John Updike,” he answered. “The first of … Continue reading

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Updike and Kierkegaard spotlighted in a new book

David Crowe, Professor of English at Augustana College, recently saw his book on Cosmic Defiance:  Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories published by Mercer Press. According to an article in the Aledo Times Record, Crowe tells the “story of Updike’s life-altering … Continue reading

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British comedian picks Updike for his one book on a desert island

The Daily Mail asked British comedian David Baddiel (The Mary Whitehouse Experience) which book he’d take to a desert island, and he chose John Updike. Or more specifically, “The Rabbit omnibus by John Updike. This is actually five books all … Continue reading

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Panels set for 2015 American Literature Association conference

Panels are set now for the two sessions that The John Updike Society will sponsor at the 26th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015 at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Mass. Times and days for the presentations will … Continue reading

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