John Updike

Winner, 1982 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1980
Finalist, National Book Awards 1972
Winner, National Book Awards 1964
Finalist, National Book Awards 1963
Finalist, National Book Awards 1961
Finalist, 1960 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1971

John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, eight of them collections of poetry. His novels, including The Centaur, Rabbit Is Rich,and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in January 2009.
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Rabbit is Rich

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ISBN 9780449911822 Alfred A. Knopf
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The Centaur

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ISBN 978-0449912164 Random House Trade Paperbacks / Knopf
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Rabbit, Run

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ISBN 978-0449911655 Random House Trade Paperbacks / Knopf
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The Poorhouse Fair

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ISBN 9780394410500 Knopf / Random House Trade Paperback

At the Diamond County Home for the Aged, the inmates prepare for the annual ritual of the Poorhouse Fair, a summer celebration at which the old and infirm sell their produce on stalls to the people of the local town. Bitter, resentful and edging towards senility, the elderly residents of the Home take pride every year in the responsibility and self-respect they gain from this one day. But when the fair goes less well than the old folks had hoped, they are in no doubt who to blame: Conner, the new prefect of the home. More about this book >

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John Updike

John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, eight of them collections of poetry. His novels, including The Centaur, Rabbit Is Rich,and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in January 2009.

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