Thursday, January 29, 2009

John Updike - R.I.P.

Dated 1/27/09:

"It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer." said Nicholas Latimer of Alfred A. Knopf, a unit of Random House. "He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely missed." Latimer said Updike died in a hospice in Massachusetts.

Updike's most recent publication is The Widows of Eastwick, a sequel to The Witches of Eastwick. The Baltimore Sun has a lovely obituary here.

1 comment:

coffee said...

I haven't fallen in love with all of Updike's work, but i do love his candid writing style; his passing is a sad loss indeed