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John Updike
Birth: Mar. 18, 1932
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2009
Beverly Farms
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Author. A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, he was a prolific man of letters and an erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in postwar America. Considered one of the most prominent contemporary American novelists of his time, his works included over 50 books in a career that began in the 1950s. Won virtually every literary prize, including two Pulitzer Prizes, for "Rabbit Is Rich" and "Rabbit at Rest," and two National Book Awards. Also wrote stories, reviews, and poems that appeared in The New Yorker magazine and wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
Family links: 
  Wesley Russell Updike (1900 - 1972)
  Linda Grace Hoyer Updike (1904 - 1989)

Cause of death: Lung cancer
Robeson Lutheran Church Cemetery *
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33302628
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John,You were the greatest writer of your time and my favorite. My wife and I had tickets to see you in person, we couldn't make it and then you passed on. I presently have copy of the "Early Stories" on my desk. My son recently ordered about 50 of you bo...(Read more)
- Mike D.
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016
I reread your books, poetry, essays and short stories over and over. I wish so that you were here to write more.
- A thankful and devoted fan
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016
Happy March birthday!
- chick
 Added: Mar. 18, 2016
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