A Tribute to John Updike
A panel of fellow writers and friends talked about two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, who passed away on January 27, 2009,… read more
A panel of fellow writers and friends talked about two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, who passed away on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76.
Authors Nicholson Baker, who wrote about his Updike obsession in U and I: A True Story, Samuel Shem (pen-name of Dr. Stephen Bergman), and Anne Bernays; editor and journalist Charles McGrath; critic and scholar William Pritchard, author of Updike: America’s Man of Letters (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005); and his eldest child, a painter, paid tribute to author John Updike. Radio/Internet host Christopher Lydon was master of ceremonies.
This Kennedy Library Forum, “A Tribute to John Updike,” was held on Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. in Stephen Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. This program was presented in conjunction with PEN New England. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Anne Bernays Author
- Elizabeth Updike Cobblah Daughter
- Christopher Lydon Talk Show Host ChristopherLydon.org
- Charles McGrath Writer at Large New York Times
- William H. Pritchard Professor Amherst College->English Department
- Thomas "Tom" J. Putnam Acting Director (Former) Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library
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