Summary Updike D. D

Summary Updike D. D

John Hoyer Updike (born January 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) is a famous American writer, author of 28 novels and 45 other books: collections of short stories, poems, essays.
Born in Redding, he lived in Schillington, the same state of Pennsylvania until age 13. Father – school teacher, mother wrote stories.
In 1954 he graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied English literature, as well as one-year courses in painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford in England. At Harvard, Updike was some time editor of the satirical magazine Lampoon. Returning from England for two years worked in the journal “New Yorker”, where he began to publish his first stories. After that Updike moved to Ipswich (Massachusetts).
The first novel of the writer (“Fair in the poorhouse”) was published in 1959.
John Updike is the owner of the prestigious award of American journalism – the Pulitzer Prize (for the novels Rabbit became rich and Rabbit calmed down).
January 27, 2009 at the 77th year of his life, the writer died in his estate in Massachusetts. The cause of death was lung cancer.


Summary Updike D. D