JOHN UPDIKE

  • Prolific author John Updike dies of cancer at 76 January 28, 2009

    Atlanta Author John Updike, regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific writers in modern American letters, died on Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 76. Updike passed away after battling lung cancer. He lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. "He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely...
  • Fitting climax: Updike honoured for Bad Sex in Fiction November 26, 2008

    London: While renowned US author John Updike waits for the Nobel Prize, here comes the literary world's most notorious honour the lifetime achievement award for Bad Sex in Fiction. The annual awards, given away by the British journal Literary Review, were announced on Tuesday night. Many British newspapers were expecting...