Twitter Tributes To John Updike

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By Jason Boog

200px-John_Updike_with_Bushes_new.jpgWhen 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.”

Many Twitter writers linked to Fresh Air’s Updike interviews, like Kari Peterson: “john updike interview on fresh air. mesmerizing use of language.”

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.”