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 [...]
“The World According to Garp is, to me, the best-written example of whatever elusive literary quality makes a human being capable of sobbing and laughing simultaneously. Those are each extraordinarily difficult emotions to elicit; to do so in tandem is remarkable, but requires the kind of evocation that critics might call outright provocation instead. They [...]
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 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.” [...]
The new novel from John Irving is now available for order. You can read John's note and short excerpt here.
Take a look at the first trailer for John Irving's upcoming Avenue of Mysteries, available on November 3rd.
John Irving reading an excerpt from his essay “Cat Without Eyes,” published in Brick's Issue 95.
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 documentary about John Irving has just been released from German filmmaker André Schaefer, called "John Irving und wie er die Welt sieht" ("The World According to John Irving").
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 [...]