September 15, 2017

The ninth issue of The John Updike Review (5.2/Summer 2017) was just published and features essays by Laurence W. Mazzeno and Sue Norton, Sylvie Mathé, Peter J. Bailey, Robert Morace, and Donald J. Greiner. Two of the five essays are concerned with Updike’s novel Terrorist. This issue’s Three Writers section reprints Updike’s short story “His Mother Inside Him,” and includes responses from Molly Reid, Jennifer Glaser, and Robert M. Luscher. Matthew Shipe reviews the new collection of Updike interviews edited by James Plath, titled Pennsylvania Interviews. Aristi Trendel reviews Liliana M. Naydan’s new critical study, Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror. Finally, Antonio J. Ferraro reviews Catherine Morley’s collection of essays, 9/11: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature.

The next issue of the JUR is scheduled to appear in approximately six months, in the winter of 2018. In the meantime, we continue to read and welcome submissions from writers and critics around the globe. We remain particularly interested in work from younger writers (under forty years of age), who would qualify for the annual JUR Emerging Writers Prize, which offers publication in the journal and a cash prize of $1,000.

If you have questions about the journal, please contact James Schiff, the journal’s editor, at