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John Updike
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
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Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
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Author Biography: John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in England on the Knox Fellowship, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts in Oxford. From 1955 to 1957, he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, to which he has contributed short stories, poems, and book reviews. He is the father of two sons and two daughters, and lives in Massachussetts with his wife, Martha.

John Updike was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich and in 1991 for Rabbit At Rest.

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