Last night I had the opportunity to see John Updike at the Alley Theatre for the Inprint Brown Reading Series. The audience was treated to about forty minutes of reading and then another half hour or so was set aside for an interview.
For the readings, Updike chose two stories that he noted contain no dialogue. “Always a mistake in short stories,” he said. But he thought both were appropriate for reading in Texas. One (I believe) was called “Go West” (which got him wondering whether Texas is considered a part of the West or South) and the other was “The Family Meadow.” (more…)