Monthly Archives: January 2019

Interviewed memoirist mentions Updike

John Updike was mentioned in ​The Forward​’s article, “On The Books: 5 Questions For Stephen Shepard, Author Of ​A Literary Journey To Jewish Identity: Re-Reading Bellow, Roth, Malamud, Ozick, and Other Great Jewish Writers,” in which Shepard discussed his upcoming … Continue reading

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Popsugar thinks Updike’s Eastwick witches sweet

Popsugar​ had a few recommendations for readers who love books with witches in them. Not surprisingly, included in “These 11 Books About Witches Will Put a Spell on You,” by Hannah Abrams, is John Updike’s​ T​he Witches of Eastwick.​ Updike’s … Continue reading

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Updike is one of 10 important late 20th-century authors

John Updike continues to find recognition and relevance, recently included in ​ThoughtCo’s “10 Important Contemporary and Late-20th-Century Authors,” written by Mark Flanagan. Decades after his time, Updike’s legacy continues to hold relevance in the 21st century after he was recognized … Continue reading

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Updike’s advice to young writers

John Updike’s writing tips appear in a nearly two-minute video published by ​Melville House​: “John Updike’s Writing Advice is Something All Writers Should Try,” by Stephanie Valente. Updike offers young writers insight and advice for the writing process: “Develop actual … Continue reading

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Published: “Black Activism: John Updike”

It has come to our attention that the critical essay “Black Activism: John Updike” by Suchitra Vashisth, an assistant professor at DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, was published last year in the International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences … Continue reading

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New Updike publication in Portuguese

Member Carla Ferreira, who is an associate professor in the Literature and Language Department at Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil, reports that her dissertation has been published in book form. The title is North and South Readings: Perception of … Continue reading

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Rabbit, Run is tops among Amazon readers . . . for Updike books

Richard Rabicoff commented on The John Updike Society Facebook page that he went to the Gaithersburg (Md.) Barnes & Noble and was shocked to see that, for the first time in his life, there wasn’t a single John Updike book … Continue reading

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Updike children’s book considered a classic

EatReadSleep blogger Cheryl Teal, a collection development librarian, yesterday posted an entry on “A Child’s Calendar, by John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman,” in which she shares her rediscovery of the book and her affirmation that it’s worthy of being … Continue reading

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Updike isn’t the only celeb with Berks County roots

Famously before him came poet Wallace Stevens, but John Updike and his fellow writer aren’t the only celebrities to come from Berks County. Susan Miers Smith wrote about Updike and four others in a Jan. 2 Reading Eagle story titled … Continue reading

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