John Updike, a titan of American literature who passed away in 2009 is the subject of Adam Begley's most recent book, Updike. Begley's most recent book, released this April by HarperCollins, has earned rave reviews from its conclusions and methodical, comprehensive approach to unearthing the links between Updike's own life and his novels.
Adam had an exposure to the literary world from his childhood. After graduating from Harvard, Mr. Begley went on to pursue a Ph.D from
Stanford in American literature, which he received in 1989. In 2010 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2011 was the recipient of the Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship. Mr. Begley is also the author of Literary Agents: A Writer’s Guide, and Certitude: A Profusely Illustrated Guide to Blockheads and Bullheads, Past and Present. From 1996-2009, he worked as the books editor for the New York Observer. His numerous book reviews have appeared in several prominent publications, including the New York Times and The Guardian.