John Updike

John Updike

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA on March 18th, 1932 and passed away at the age of 76 on January 27th, 2009.

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John Updike Stats: The highest rated book by John Updike on Book Notification is Licks of Love, the 5th novel in the Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom series. The second-highest rated book is Rabbit, Run (Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom #1).

The most read book by John Updike on Book Notification is Rabbit, Run, the first novel in the Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom series. The second most read book is The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick #1).

Below is a complete list of John Updike books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by John Updike is the Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom Series.

List of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom Books in Publication Order

List of Henry Bech Books in Publication Order (with)

List of Buchanan Books in Publication Order

List of Scarlet Letter Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Maples Stories Collections in Publication Order

List of Eastwick Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Poorhouse Fair
1958
2
The Centaur
1963
3
Of the Farm
1965
4
Couples
1968
5
Marry Me
1971
6
The Coup
1978
7
Your Lover Just Called
1980
8
More Stately Mansions
1987
9
Brazil
1994
10
In the Beauty of the Lilies
1996
11
Toward the End of Time
1997
12
Gertrude and Claudius
2000
13
Seek My Face
2002
14
Villages
2004
15
Terrorist
2007
16
The Women Who Got Away
2007

List of Short Stories in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Same Door, Short Stories
1959
2
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories
1961
3
Telephone Poles and Other Poems
1963
4
Olinger Stories
1964
5
The Music School
1966
6
Midpoint and Other Poems
1969
7
The Dance of the Solids
1969
8
Museums and Women and Other Stories
1972
9
Cunts - Signed Limited Edition
1974
10
Tossing and Turning
1977
11
Problems and Other Stories
1979
12
Valentine Generation And Other Stories
1981
13
The Carpentered Hen
1982
14
Facing Nature
1985
15
Trust Me
1987
16
The Afterlife and Other Stories
1994
17
Friends from Philadelphia and Other Stories
1995
18
10
Licks of Love
2000
19
Americana
2001
20
The Early Stories
2003
21
Three Trips
2005
22
My Father's Tears and Other Stories
2009
23
Endpoint and Other Poems
2009
24
4
Rich In Russia
2011
25
Collected Later Stories
2013
26
Collected Early Stories
2013
27
Hoping for a Hoopoe
2020

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Assorted Prose
1965
2
Picked-Up Pieces
1975
3
Hugging the Shore
1983
4
Self-Consciousness
1989
5
Just Looking
1989
6
Odd Jobs
1991
7
Golf Dreams
1996
8
More Matter
1999
9
Still Looking
2005
10
Due Considerations
2007
11
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
2010
12
Higher Gossip
2011
13
Always Looking
2012
14
In Love with a Wanton
2020

List of Poetry Collections in Publication Order

List of Edward Gorey Picture Books in Publication Order (with Edward Gorey)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Doubtful Guest ( By: Edward Gorey)
1957
2
The Object-Lesson ( By: Edward Gorey)
1958
3
The Fatal Lozenge (By: Edward Gorey)
1961
4
The Sinking Spell ( By: Edward Gorey)
1964
5
The Remembered Visit ( By: Edward Gorey)
1965
6
The Utter Zoo ( By: Edward Gorey)
1967
7
The Blue Aspic ( By: Edward Gorey)
1968
8
The Other Statue ( By: Edward Gorey)
1968
9
The Osbick Bird ( By: Edward Gorey)
1970
10
The Sopping Thursday ( By: Edward Gorey)
1971
11
The Eleventh Episode (By: Edward Gorey)
1971
12
The Lost Lions ( By: Edward Gorey)
1973
13
The Glorious Nosebleed ( By: Edward Gorey)
1974
14
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas
1994
15
The Beastly Baby ( By: Edward Gorey)
1995
16
Thoughtful Alphabets ( By: Edward Gorey)
2012
17
A Halloween Treat ( By: Edward Gorey)
2012
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List of Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1 (By: Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Richard Rodríguez, Patricia Hampl, Peter Hawkins, Frederick Buechner, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
1994
2
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (With: Anne Tyler, Tobias Wolff, Gail Godwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathleen Norris, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Carol Bly, Andrew Dubus)
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (With: Anne Tyler, Tobias Wolff, Gail Godwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathleen Norris, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Carol Bly, Andrew Dubus)
1996
3
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen, Wendell Berry, John Cheever, Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Tess Gallagher, Reynolds Price, Oscar Hijuelos, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen, Wendell Berry, John Cheever, Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Tess Gallagher, Reynolds Price, Oscar Hijuelos, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
2000
4
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (By: Robert Butler, Allegra Goodman, James Baldwin, Kent Haruf, Sue Miller, Doris Betts, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Michael Malone, Alice Elliot Dark)
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (By: Robert Butler, Allegra Goodman, James Baldwin, Kent Haruf, Sue Miller, Doris Betts, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Michael Malone, Alice Elliot Dark)
2002
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List of John Updike Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Points of View
1956
2
6
50 Great American Short Stories
1963
3
Ten Modern American Short Stories
1965
4
Prize Stories 1970: The O. Henry Awards
1970
5
The Best American Short Stories 1984
1984
6
Great Baseball Stories
1990
7
The Best American Short Stories 1991
1991
8
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
1992
9
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces
1992
10
The Literary Traveller
1994
11
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers
1994
12
Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1
1994
13
Deadly Sins
1994
14
Listening for God, Vol. 2
1996
15
Our Mothers' Spirits: Great Writers on the Death of Mothers and the Grief of Men
1997
16
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999
1999
17
Wonderful Town
2000
18
Listening for God, Vol. 3
2000
19
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
2000
20
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology
2000
21
Writers on Writing
2001
22
The Best American Short Stories 2001
2001
23
Baseball: a Literary Anthology
2002
24
Classic Erotic Tales
2002
25
Listening For God, Vol. 4
2002
26
Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania
2005
27
The Best American Erotica 2006
2006
28
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story
2007
29
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
2009
30
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
2010
31
Writers: Their Lives and Works
2018
32
Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies
2019
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John Updike: Biography

John Updike (John Hoyer Updike) was born on March 18th, 1932. John passed away January 27th, 2009 at 76 years old. John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA.

John Updike was the author of the John Updike Short Story Collections series which consists of 27 novels. The John Updike Short Story Collections series started in 1959 with the novel The Same Door, Short Stories. The most recently released novel in the John Updike Short Story Collections series was Hoping for a Hoopoe which was released in 2020. There are no upcoming novels for the John Updike Short Story Collections series.

John Updike: Awards & Accolades

John Updike has won multiple awards including: The Helmerich Award, Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, in 1987 and the St. Louis Literary Award, Distinguished Figure in Literature, in 1987. John Updike was also nominated for the International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2005.

Updike's books have also won multiple awards, The Centaur won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1964. Rabbit Is Rich won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction - Hardcover, in 1982. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 2011.

John Updike books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Rabbit, Run was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1961. Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1963. Bech: A Book was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1971. Rabbit Redux was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1972. Too Far to Go was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction - Paperback, in 1980. The Widows of Eastwick was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1984.

John Updike: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Couples was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1968.

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John Updike: F.A.Q

When was John Updike Born?

John Updike was born on March 18th, 1932.

When did John Updike die?

John Updike died on January 27th, 2009 at 76 years old.

Where was John Updike Born?

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA.

What awards has John Updike won?

John Updike has won the following awards: Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award at the Helmerich Award (1987) and the Distinguished Figure in Literature at the St. Louis Literary Award (1987).

What book awards has John Updike won?

The Centaur: National Book Awards Best Fiction (1964).
Rabbit Is Rich: National Book Awards Best Fiction - Hardcover (1982).
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: World Fantasy Award Anthology (2011).

What was the first book John Updike wrote?

The first novel written by John Updike was The Poorhouse Fair, published in 1958.

What was the most recent book John Updike wrote?

His most recently released work was In Love with a Wanton on August 4th, 2020.

How many books has John Updike written?

John Updike has written 81 books across 16 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 5 books in the Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom Series
  • 3 books in the Henry Bech Series
  • 2 books in the Buchanan Series
  • 3 books in the Scarlet Letter Trilogy Series
  • 2 Maples Stories Collections
  • 2 books in the Eastwick Series
  • 16 Standalone Novels
  • 2 Short Stories
  • 27 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Picture Books
  • 14 Non-Fiction Books
  • 4 Poetry Collections
  • 1 Edward Gorey Picture Books

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