Tuesday, January 27, 2009

American novelist John Updike died today

American novelist and short-story writer John Updike died today at the age of 76. Most famous for his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; Rabbit at Rest and Rabbit Remembered), Updike was well-known as a portrayer of small-town middle class America and as "a chronicler of suburban adultery."

Updike twice won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for Rabbit is Rich in 1981, and for Rabbit at Rest in 1991.

The Rabbit Angstrom series and other works by John Updike can be found on the third floor of the library, around the call number PS3571.P4.

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