Awards Roundup

This May, John Irving was awarded the Medal of Honor for Literature by the National Arts Club. The Medal of Honor is a prestigious award presented to the most influential artists in their fields. In a press release issued by the NAC, Mr. Irving gave a nod to past recipients of the Gold Medal in [...]

Way to go, Bob!

I’ve been busy. I don’t always choose to be working on two things at once, but sometimes that’s how it turns out. I’m never writing more than one novel at a time, but it has happened before (and will happen again) that I’m writing a novel concurrently with either a screenplay or a teleplay. I [...]

Avenue of Mysteries: Audiobook

Avenue of Mysteries is available as an audiobook, too. Hear an excerpt with reader Armando Durán. As Irving says of Durán, “My wife Janet and I loved his reading of Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’ We love his voice, and the way he interprets the dialogue of characters in novels, especially.” [...]

In One Person: Extended Excerpt

Simon and Schuster have included an extended excerpt from In One Person in their free sampler.The books and authors presented in this sampler also include Carry the One by Carol Anshaw, Gold by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee, In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer, and The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos.

A Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, We use the word “great” so often that we’ve degraded its meaning. Great haircut! Great idea! Great casserole! So what can a book publisher say, without committing sins of hyperbole, about an author who truly does possess greatness? In One Person is John Irving’s thirteenth novel. Having closely read all of the others, I can [...]