John Updike dies at 76

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Pennsylvania native John Updike died today of lung cancer. Updike, who grew up near Reading, is known his short stories and for his series of “Rabbit” novels, including “Rabbit Run” and “Rabbit Is Rich.” From WHYY’s Arts and Culture desk, Alex Schmidt reports.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Pennsylvania native John Updike died today of lung cancer. Updike, who grew up near Reading, is known his short stories and for his series of “Rabbit” novels, including “Rabbit Run” and “Rabbit Is Rich.” From WHYY’s Arts and Culture desk, Alex Schmidt reports.

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