John Updike passes on at 76

Jan 29, 2009 by

One of the more visible American literary novelist, John Updike, died at the age of 76 on Wednesday.  Writer of works such as The Witches of Eastwick, Marry Me and of course, the Rabbit sequence of novels, Updike is no stranger to acclaim, having been lavished with numerous literary prizes, including the Pulitzer.

An interesting tidbit about him is he didn’t seem all that fond of the digital revolution for books – and has reportedly described the oncoming digital future as ‘grisly’.  Gem has found yet another kindred spirit.

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