John Updike, after announcement that he would receive the National Institute of Arts and Letters' Rogenthal award, 1960.
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John Updike seated

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One of only three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, John Updike (1932-2009) set his most famous novels, called the Rabbit series, in a middle-American, small-town world modeled after his the places where he grew up in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Updike was a prolific writer of poetry, art and literary criticism, and reviews, as well as fiction.

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