Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Updike Biography

Just weeks after John Updike's death, HarperCollins has announced it will publish a biography of the famous writer's life by Adam Begley in 2011. Begley, books editor of the New York Observer, has committed to write a comprehensive biography of John Updike's entire life, from his birth in 1932 to his death earlier this year. " Begley has a personal connection to Updike: Begley's father, novelist Louis Begley, and Updike were classmates at Harvard.

As reported by Publishers Weekly, executive editor Tim Duggan stated, "John Updike will surely be remembered as one of the greatest American writers of all time, and I can't think of anyone who could better capture the richness of his life and work than Adam Begley." Begley said, "My principal aim in writing his biography will be to illuminate for the reader the nature of his character and of his greatest accomplishments."

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