Harvard University’s Houghton Library, a rare book and manuscript depository, has inherited nearly 170 boxes of John Updike’s papers, including rejected short stories, personal letters and revised and rewritten drafts.
Watching the 2003 interview I did with John Updike, who died this week, brought back very warm memories about the man and a very special day. Whenever we have the opportunity to travel and visit with writers and artists, we give much thought to the setting.
John Updike, one of the most prolific and popular American authors of his generation who chronicled the drama of everyday suburban life, died Tuesday, his publisher said. Writer Nicholas Delbanco, a former student of Updike’s, remembers his friend and mentor. Continue reading