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John Updike

Fiction

Interviewed by: James McKinley

Catalog Number: 19990505

One of the grand masters of fiction, John Updike discusses his collection of novellas, Bech at Bay, his third book about the curmudgeon Henry Bech, whom he created in 1970. Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, Updike talks with former New Letters magazine editor James McKinley about his inclination towards serial novels, and also looks back at how his life has shaped his fiction. 

| Subject Matter: Serial Novels, Characters | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award |

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The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

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