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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. Born in 1932, Updike is one of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children’s books. This portrait recently appeared on the cover of a new book about Updike from University of Kansas Press: The Moderate Imagination: The Political Thought of John Updike and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism by Yoav Fromer.

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