Award-Winning Author John Updike Dies at 76

Pulitzer prize recipient and prolific author John Updike passed away today at the age of 76. Updike died from lung cancer.

Rabbit Run

He is famous for the Rabbit series, a quartet of novels written over a 30-year period which centers around the title character Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Other works include The Witches of Eastwick, Couples, and Terrorist. He received multiple book awards, including the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, and the PEN/Faulkner award.

One thought on “Award-Winning Author John Updike Dies at 76”

  1. Kendall says:

    A loved figure in the community. I caught an amazing NPR interview with him a couple months ago–what a brilliant man. He will be missed.

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