Vale, John Updike
Update: Crikey! have saved me the effort of assembling a compendium of links to obits and tributes to Updike by putting together a rather splendid one of their own at Vale John Updike: A Crikey Compendium (nifty title, no?).
And while I was always a slightly ambivalent admirer of Updike, it seems a terrible loss, not least because he was so incredibly productive right up until the end. I’m also slightly thrown by the fact that I was reading James Wolcott’s piece in the London Review of Books about his continued vitality only last night.