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John Updike

John UpdikeAKA John Hoyer Updike

Born: 18-Mar-1932
Birthplace: Shillington, PA
Died: 27-Jan-2009
Location of death: Beverly Farms, MA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rabbit, Run

Father: Wesley Russell Updike (high school science teacher)
Mother: Linda Grace Hoyer (homemaker)
Wife: Mary E. Pennington (m. 26-Jun-1953, div. 1977)
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: David
Son: Michael
Daughter: Miranda
Wife: Martha Ruggles Bernhard (m. 1977)

    High School: Shillington High School, Shillington, PA (1950)
    University: BA English, Harvard University (1954, summa cum laude)

    The New Yorker
    Harvard Lampoon
    4-H Club
    Academy of Achievement (2004)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    International PEN
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Book Award for Fiction 1964 for The Centaur
    National Book Award for Fiction 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1991 for Rabbit at Rest
    American Book Award 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich
    William Dean Howells Medal 1991 for Rabbit at Rest
    National Humanities Medal 2003
    PEN/Faulkner Award 2004 for The Early Stories
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Award
    National Medal of Arts 1989
    Risk Factors: Psoriasis, Stuttering

Author of books:
The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958, poetry)
The Poorhouse Fair (1959, novel)
Rabbit, Run (1960, novel)
Pigeon Feathers (1962, short stories)
The Centaur (1963, novel)
Of the Farm (1965, novel)
Couples (1968, novel)
Bech: A Book (1970, novel)
Rabbit Redux (1971, novel)
Museums & Women and Other Stories (1972, short stories)
Picked-Up Pieces (1975, essays)
Marry Me (1976, novel)
The Coup (1978, novel)
Rabbit Is Rich (1981, novel)
Bech Is Back (1982, novel)
Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism (1983, essays)
The Witches of Eastwick (1984, novel)
Trust Me (1987, short stories)
S. (1988, novel)
Just Looking: Essays on Art (1989, essays)
Rabbit at Rest (1990, novel)
Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism (1991, essays)
Memories of the Ford Administration (1992, novel)
Brazil (1994, novel)
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996, novel)
Toward the End of Time (1997, novel)
Bech at Bay (1998, novel)
Gertrude and Claudius (2000, novel)
Seek My Face (2002, novel)
Villages (2004, novel)
Terrorist (2006, novel)
The Widows of Eastwick (2008, novel)


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