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.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Jul 4, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 19, 2009

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  • Jul 04, 2009 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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