Wednesday 28 January 2009
News: John Updike Dies
John Updike died yesterday, and the death of one of America's greatest novelists has prompted a variety of responses. A number of fellow writers react to his passing in the Guardian, whilst John Irving explains what he'll miss about Updike for Slate. The New Yorker, meanwhile, has devoted a whole section of its website to Remembering Updike, and you can listen to a selection of interviews with him thanks to NPR. If you're not sure what all the fuss is about, then the New York Times gives you a sampling of his prose and William Pritchard (for boston.com) and Deirdre Donahue (for USA Today) give you their pick of the best ways into Updike.