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Getting The Words Out

John Updike

‘No, it is not confrontation but some wish to avoid it, some hasty wish to please, that betrays my flow of speech.’

John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal. He died in 2009.

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