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John Irving

Life and career details ▽ Life and career details △

Born
Exeter, New Hampshire, United States, 1942

Publications
Novels, stories, essays, memoirs

Genres
Literary

Writing language
English

Country
United States/Canada

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Greatest Literature

The World According to Garp (1978)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989)

Greatest Novels

The World According to Garp (1978)

The Cider House Rules (1985)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989)

Greatest American Literature

The World According to Garp (1978)

The Hotel New Hampshire (1981)

The Cider House Rules (1985)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989)

John Irving

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEW AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1968

The Water-Method Man Novel

1972

Setting Free the Bears Novel

1974

The 158-Pound Marriage Novel

1978

The World According to Garp Novel

1981

The Hotel New Hampshire Novel

1985

The Cider House Rules Novel

1989

A Prayer for Owen Meany Novel

1994

A Son of the Circus Novel

1995

The Imaginary Girlfriend Memoir

1996

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Twelve stories, memoirs and essays

Memoirs "Trying to Save Piggy Sneed", "The Imaginary Girlfriend", "My Dinner at the Whitehouse"; stories "Interior Space", "Brennbar's Rant", "The Pension Grillparzer", "Other People's Dreams", "Weary Kingdom", "Almost in Iowa"; essays "The King of the Novel", "An Introduction to A Christmas Carol", "Gunter Grass: King of the Toy Merchants"

1998

A Widow for One Year Novel

1999

My Movie Business Memoir

The Cider House Rules: A Screenplay Screenplay

2001

The Fourth Hand Novel

2004

A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound Children's book, illustrated by Tatjana Hauptmann

2005

Until I Find You Novel

2009

Last Night in Twisted River Novel

2012

In One Person Novel

2015

Avenue of Mysteries Novel

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEW AND QUOTES