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John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, an earlier collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He died in January 2009.

John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, an earlier collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He died in January 2009.
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John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, an earlier collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He died in January 2009.

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The New Yorker "Checking Out"

10/21/2017
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Allegra Goodman reads John Updike's "A & P" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

The New Yorker "Checking Out"

5/19/2011
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Allegra Goodman reads John Updike?s ?A & P,? and discusses it with The New Yorker?s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

New York Review of Books: Alison Lurie on John Updike

2/1/2009
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Alison Lurie speaks with Giles Harvey about John Updike's life, his work, and his place in American literary history.

Duration: 00:05:50


NPR's Talk of the Nation: Updike's 'Witches' Return To Eastwick As 'Widows'

10/27/2008
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John Updike's once unstoppable magic sisters return to their former haunts in the sequel to his 1984 novel The Witches of Eastwick. Thirty years have passed, and Alexandra, Jane and Sukie ? now The Widows of Eastwick ? are back in their seaside Rhode Island town coming to terms with their declining power and sexuality.

Duration: 00:29:48


NPR's Morning Edition: John Updike Explores Arab Immigrant Culture

6/12/2006
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John Updike has made a career out of chronicling American culture. And he has no trouble conjuring up a young man who is repelled by it. That teenager, a Muslim named Ahmad, is the central character of Updike's novel, Terrorist, which is set in the changing immigrant neighborhoods of northern New Jersey.

Duration: 00:06:15