By Culturekiosque Staff
NEW YORK, 28 JANUARY 2009 - Publisher Alfred
A. Knopf announced yesterday that the Pulitzer Prize-winning
novelist John Updike died Tuesday morning at the age of 76,
after a battle with lung cancer. The distinguished American
author of more than 50 books in all genres was one of the great
chronicler's of post-war, American middle-class, suburban
culture. John Updike's Rabbit triology, art reviews and reflections
on baseball were particularly superb.
Mr. 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 has lived in Massachusetts. His
novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award,
the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle
Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.
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