John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year
in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine
Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The
New Yorker and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. His
novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award,
the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle
Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.