When news broke yesterday that the 76-year-old novelist John Updike had died, Twitter overflowed with hundreds of tributes to the author.
Designer Tim Shey had this to memory: “Oh no, John Updike died! I’m glad I got to meet him once in college, even though he told me to ‘stop drawing and keep writing.’ Rabbit, RIP.”
Finally, John Nelson Corcoran wrote these lines: “Thinking of small PA towns, Rabbit Angstom, HS basketball and John Updike. Spending today writing in his shadow.”