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John Updike

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John Updike

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Full Name: John Hoyer Updike
Born: March 18, 1932
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 2009
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Novelist, Short Story Writer, Literary Critic
Nationality: American


John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and since 1957 lived in Massachusetts. He was the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. A previous collection of essays, Hugging the Shore, received the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. John Updike died on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76.

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 1. (1984)
 2. (2008)