Jun 25, 2013 — No fiction? No problem! Annalisa Quinn shares five summer reads that look at art in a few stranger-than-fiction ways. Classic mythology and Spider-Man? An antlered hat with feathers? Have your Dutch minimalist-inspired cake and eat it too!
Aug 14, 2009 — John Updike tended to let his characters age with him, and his final group of short stories, My Father's Tears, is no exception. He wrote of characters who are "taking up space at an age when most of our fathers were considerately dead."
Jan 28, 2009 — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike died of lung cancer on Jan. 27. Fresh Air remembers the writer with archival interviews from 1988, 1989 and 1997.
Oct 29, 2008 — John Updike's once unstoppable magic sisters return to their former haunts in the sequel to his 1984 novel The Witches of Eastwick. Thirty years have passed, and The Widows of Eastwick are coming to terms with their declining power and sexuality.
Aug 14, 2007 — John Updike's best-selling thriller Terrorist is an unsettling depiction of a pious Muslim teenager from New Jersey who is led step by step into a terrorist plot.
Aug 14, 2007 — John Updike's best-selling thriller is an unsettling depiction of a pious Muslim teenager from New Jersey who is led step by step into a terrorist plot. Updike says the book is about "a long struggle with doubt and a boy trying to keep his faith."
Jun 13, 2006 — John Updike has made a career out of chronicling American culture. In his new novel, Terrorist, he tells the story of a young Muslim who is repelled by it.
May 20, 2006 — Toni Morrison's 1987 work Beloved is the best American novel of the past quarter-century. That's according to a vote of writers and critics who were invited to weigh in with their choices by The New York Times Book Review.
Dec 2, 2005 — With her gift book selections, NPR's Ketzel Levine will take you wandering through old maps and contemporary art galleries, courtside at the NBA, inside the minds of raucous high school kids, and into the embrace of poems.
Nov 10, 2005 — Author John Updike's new book,Still Looking, collects many of his essays on American art. Susan Stamberg recently talked to Updike about the book and his relationship with art.