James Schiff

James Schiff is an associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of several books on contemporary fiction, including Updike's Version, John Updike Revisited, and Understanding Reynolds Price.

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Updike in Cincinnati · A Literary Performance
Edited by James Schiff · Photography by Jon Hughes

For two spring days in 2001, John Updike visited Cincinnati, Ohio, engaging and charming his audiences, reading from his fiction, fielding questions, sitting for an interview, participating in a panel discussion, and touring the Queen City. Successful writers typically spend a portion of their lives traveling the country to give readings and lectures.

“One of the best and oddest academic books to appear in quite some time.… (A) blissful snort of unfiltered catnip.”

The New York Times