Italo Calvino | John Updike | Granta Magazine

Italo Calvino

John Updike

‘Post-modernism, if it can be said to exist at all, had in Calvino its most seductive showman.’

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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