Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Support independent journalism with your sustaining membership.
Special Program

Writers on a New England Stage: John Updike

Although born in Pennsylvania, legendary author John Updike has been a New England writing institution since he moved to Massachusetts North Shore in 1957. Author of the classic book "The Witches of Eastwick" and his famous "Rabbit" series of novels, his compelling new work of fiction is called, "Terrorist". "Terrorist" tells the story of Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, half Irish American, half Egyptian, Ahmad struggles throughout the book between his newly found Islamic beliefs and the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in his working class home town of New Prospect, New Jersey. On Monday, John Updike comes to the Music Hall in Portsmouth as the next installment in our Writers on a New England Stage series. First he'll speak about his new book, and then Exchange host Laura Knoy joins him for audience questions and a few of her own. Today we rebroadcast an edited version of this live performance.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.