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Theme of the Week: John Updike

John Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike’s most famous work is his “Rabbit” series (including the novel Rabbit, Run), which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. Updike is one of only three authors (the others were Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children’s books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Enjoy an interview of John Updike discussing “Family Affairs” in the video below.


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