Updike, Smile

John Updike signing a copy of The Early Stories: 1953-1975 following his NasherSalon appearance on January 10, 2008
John Updike signing a copy of The Early Stories: 1953-1975 following his NasherSalon appearance on January 10, 2008
Courtesy the Nasher Sculpture Center

As mentioned earlier, John Updike's last visit to Dallas was exactly one year ago, when he visited with WFAA-Channel 8's John McCaa at the NasherSalon 2008 Lecture Series. After the jump, a wonderful photo of the two men on the Nasher stage courtesy Kristen Gibbins, communications manager at the Nasher Sculpture Center; if nothing else, McCaa now has a terrific keepsake of his visit with the author, who died this morning at the age of 76. But I do love this close-up, which Gibbins also sent. As Literary Kicks' founder Levi Asher wrote three years ago following Updike's appearance at the New York Public Library, "Updike has a mild manner and a great smile, a smile so big that at times there seem to be three people on stage: [moderator] Jeffrey Goldberg, John Updike and John Updike's smile."

John Updike with WFAA-Channel 8 anchor John McCaa on January 10, 2008, at the NasherSalon Lecture Series
John Updike with WFAA-Channel 8 anchor John McCaa on January 10, 2008, at the NasherSalon Lecture Series
Courtesy the Nasher Sculpture Center


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