Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

John Updike

John Updike, 1984

American novelist, poet, and short-story writer, John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009.

One of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children’s books during his career. This portrait will appear on the cover of a new book about Updike from University of Kansas Press later this year.

See some other Pulitzer Prize winners who were photographed by Karsh: Pearl Buck, Gian Carlo MenottiSamuel BarberRobert Frost, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carl Sandburg.