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Novelist John Updike.

Writer John Updike. His new novel, "Toward the End of Time" (Knopf) is a chronicle of one man's life in America in the year 2020. Updike will read passages from the novel and answer questions posed by an audience in addition to the regular interview. Updike is the author of over forty volumes of work, and has received two Pulitzer prizes, the American Book Award, and two National Book Critic's Circle Awards. (Interview recorded at and for The Free Library of Philadelphia)

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Other segments from the episode on October 14, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 14, 1997: Interview with John Updike; Review of the album "The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute."

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