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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 18, 2012.
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Harvard acquires Updike papers

Harvard acquires Updike papers

BOSTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Harvard University says its Houghton Library will house the late U.S. author John Updike's manuscripts, photos and correspondence.
Romijn cast in 'Eastwick' pilot

Romijn cast in 'Eastwick' pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rebecca Romijn has been cast as a witch alongside Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman in the drama pilot, "Eastwick."
Author John Updike dead at 76

Author John Updike dead at 76

BOSTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Celebrated author John Updike died of lung cancer Tuesday in Massachusetts, his publisher announced. He was 76.

British tour of 'Witches' coming

NORWICH, England, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A tour of Britain by the musical "Witches of Eastwick" begins in Norwich, England, this month, Playbill reports.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, March 18, 2007.
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'Beloved' chosen top U.S. novel since 1980

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Toni Morrison's "Beloved" has been named the best U.S. novel in 25 years by 124 literary experts surveyed by the New York Times Book Review.

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Today is Saturday, March 18, the 77th day of 2006 with 288 to follow.
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Updike wins Carl Sandberg Award

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike has been named winner of the 2005 Carl Sandberg Literary Award by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

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Today is Friday, March 18, the 77th day of 2005 with 288 to follow.
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18 writers up for world Booker Prize

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Eighteen writers are contenders for a Booker Prize for the world's greatest living novelist, it was announced in London.

Updike selling library

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- John Updike is selling his library and the Massachusetts book dealer who collected the tomes found Updike's notes in the margins, increasing their value.
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Author John Updike meets with United Nations media on Nov. 30, 2004 to discuss his and other authors work for a collection of short stories titled "Telling Tales" Profits from the published work will benefit HIV/AIDS victims in South Africa. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered") which chronicled the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to his death. Both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990) received the Pulitzer Prize. He is one of only three authors (the others being Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Updike published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class", Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificness. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. Updike famously described his own style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due."

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