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The following is the complete bibliography of John Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009), an American novelist, poet, critic and essayist noted for his prolific output over a 50-year period. His bibliography includes some 23 novels, 18 short story collections, 12 collections of poetry, 4 children's books, and 12 collections of non-fiction.

John Updike in 2008.
John Updike in 2008.

Chronological listing

Novels are highlighted in bold.

Title Year Type Notes
The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures 1958 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Poorhouse Fair 1959 novel reprinted in 1977
The Same Door 1959 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Rabbit, Run 1960 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Pigeon Feathers 1962 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
The Magic Flute 1962 children's book
Telephone Poles and Other Poems 1963 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Centaur 1963 novel
Olinger Stories: A Selection 1964 short stories all previously collected
The Ring 1964 children's book
Of the Farm 1965 novel
Assorted Prose 1965 non-fiction
Verse 1965 poetry collects The Carpentered Hen and Telephone Poles
A Child’s Calendar 1965 poetry reprinted in 1999; collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Music School 1966 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Couples 1968 novel
Three Texts from Early Ipswich 1968 non-fiction
Midpoint and Other Poems 1969 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
Bottom's Dream 1969 children's book
Bech: A Book 1970 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
Rabbit Redux 1971 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Museums and Women and Other Stories 1972 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Buchanan Dying 1974 play reprinted in 2000
Cunts 1974 poetry limited edition chapbook
A Month of Sundays 1975 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Picked-Up Pieces 1975 non-fiction
Marry Me 1976 novel
Tossing and Turning 1977 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Coup 1978 novel
Too Far to Go 1979 short stories reprinted as The Maples Stories in 2009
Problems and Other Stories 1979 short stories
Rabbit Is Rich 1981 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Bech Is Back 1982 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
Hugging the Shore 1983 non-fiction
The Witches of Eastwick 1984 novel
Facing Nature 1985 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
Impressions 1985 published by Sylvester & Orphanos
Roger's Version 1986 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Trust Me 1987 short stories
S. 1988 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Just Looking: Essays on Art 1989 non-fiction reprinted in 2000
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs 1989 non-fiction
Rabbit at Rest 1990 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Odd Jobs 1991 non-fiction
Memories of the Ford Administration 1992 novel
Collected Poems: 1953–1993 1993 poetry
Brazil 1994 novel
The Afterlife and Other Short Stories 1994 short stories
Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels 1995 novels collects the Rabbit novels
A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects 1995 children's book
In the Beauty of the Lilies 1996 novel
Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf 1996 non-fiction
Toward the End of Time 1997 novel
Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel 1998 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
More Matter: Essays and Criticism 1999 non-fiction
Gertrude and Claudius 2000 novel
On Literary Biography 2000 non-fiction limited edition
Licks of Love 2000 short stories
Humor in Fiction 2001 non-fiction limited edition
The Complete Henry Bech 2001 short stories collects the Bech books
Americana and Other Poems 2001 poetry
Rabbit Remembered 2001 novel
Seek My Face 2002 novel
The Early Stories: 1953–1975 2003 short stories collects previously published collections
Not Cancelled Yet 2003 poetry limited edition
Villages 2004 novel
Still Looking: Essays on American Art 2005 non-fiction
Terrorist 2006 novel
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism 2007 non-fiction
The Widows of Eastwick 2008 novel
Endpoint and Other Poems 2009 poetry posthumous publication
My Father's Tears and Other Stories 2009 short stories posthumous publication
The Maples Stories 2009 short stories posthumous publication; reprint of Too Far to Go (1979)
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams 2010 non-fiction posthumous publication; Library of America
Higher Gossip 2011 non-fiction posthumous publication
Always Looking 2012 non-fiction posthumous publication
The Collected Stories 2013 short stories posthumous publication; 186 stories in two volumes; Library of America

Library of America editions

After publishing the essay "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" as a standalone special edition book in 2010, and publishing two volumes of short stories in 2013 (available also as a boxed set), Library of America began a multi-volume edition of John Updike's novels in 2018, all under the editorship of Christopher Carduff.[1]

Title Year Notes
Collected Early Stories 2013 102 stories written from 1953 to 1975 (LOA #242)
Collected Later Stories 2013 84 stories written from 1976 to 2008 (LOA #243)
Novels 1959‒1965 2018 The Poorhouse Fair, Rabbit, Run, The Centaur, Of the Farm (LOA #311)
Novels 1968‒1975 2020 Couples, Rabbit Redux, A Month of Sundays (LOA #326)
Novels 1978-1984 2021 The Coup, Rabbit is Rich, The Witches of Eastwick (LOA #339)

See also

References

Further reading