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John Irving

American novelist and screenwriter

John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Many of Irving's novels, including The Cider House Rules (1985), A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), and A Widow for One Year (1998) have been bestsellers. Moreover, he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 72nd Academy Awards (1999) for his script of The Cider House Rules.Five of his novels have been adapted into films (Garp, Hotel, Meany, Cider, Widow). Several of Irving's books (Garp, Meany, Widow) and short stories have been set in and around Phillips Exeter Academy in the town of Exeter, New Hampshire.
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works

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The Cider House Rules

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1985

A Prayer for Owen Meany

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1989

A Son of the Circus

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1994

Setting Free the Bears

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1968

Until I Find You

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

2005

The 158-Pound Marriage

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1974

The Hotel New Hampshire

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1981

The Water-Method Man

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1972

The Fourth Hand

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

2001

A Widow for One Year

novel by John Irving

author: John Irving

1998

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