Monthly Archives: February 2016

Updike Society receives huge collection of Updike publications

Kevin Schehr, a charter member of The John Updike Society, has arranged for his extensive Updike collection to be donated to the society. The collection, last appraised at $80,000, includes first editions of all of Updike’s books (many signed, including Franklin … Continue reading

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John Updike Review Vol. 4 No. 1 is published

Volume 4, Number 1 (Fall 2015) of The John Updike Review was recently published. The journal, edited by James Schiff and Nicola Mason and published by the University of Cincinnati and The John Updike Society, features a striking (and strikingly … Continue reading

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Widows of Eastwick makes Amazing Sequels list

Romper.com today posted a list article by Lindsay Mack, “11 Books With Amazing Sequels, So You Can Keep On Reading,” and one of the 11 she selected was John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick and The Widows of Eastwick. In fact, they’re the … Continue reading

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Writer Sebastian Faulks’ picks six, including Updike

Writer Sebastian Faulks shared his six favorite books with The Week, and one of them is by John Updike. In “Sebastian Faulks’ 6 favorite books,” posted 6 Feb. 2016, he names, in no apparent order, A Month in the Country by … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Richard K. Hiester

Richard K. Hiester died on Jan. 31, 2016 at the age of 86. Though he was employed for 35 years by Dana Corp. and though he was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, he was perhaps … Continue reading

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Updike quoted in review of Murdoch journal

In reviewing Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995 (Princeton Univ. Press) for the National Post, Robert Fulford cited John Updike prominently. His review begins, “Dame Iris Murdoch, a much-admired novelist for several decades, was also a bold sexual … Continue reading

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David Updike to talk at Belmont Public Library

In case you missed the talk on “Family Archaeology: Pictures, Objects, Words” that David Updike gave at the Third Biennial John Updike Society Conference at Alvernia University, you can see him deliver that same presentation at the Belmont Public Library, … Continue reading

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