John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker
, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Rich
and Rabbit at Rest
, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick
and Due Considerations
, a collection of his essays and criticism.