121011page 12 of 3213143132 Back.John Updike Oral HistoryObject Number: 2008.001.0001Category: Oral HistoriesOral history interview subject: John UpdikeOral history interviewer: Stephen FaginType of Object: Oral historyDate: 01/10/2008Credit Line: Oral History Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaDimensions: 14 MinutesMedium: DVD-RDescriptionVideotaped oral history interview with John Updike. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Updike was a prolific American novelist, poet and literary critic. He was at a dental appointment in Massachusetts when he learned that President Kennedy had been shot. He wrote a short piece in "The New Yorker" in response to the assassination.Interview conducted at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on January 10, 2008 by Associate Curator Stephen Fagin. The interview is fourteen minutes long.The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.Curator's NotesMr. Updike passed away on January 27, 2009. His memories of being in the dentist chair when he learned of the Kennedy assassination were incorporated into his best-selling 1968 novel Couples. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator All requests for permission to reproduce, publish or broadcast materials in this collection must be submitted to the Museum's registrar, using the Rights & Reproductions Request Form. Inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.