In these three book trailers, John Irving discusses Avenue of Mysteries. IN THE FIRST TRAILER, Irving describes the parallel tracks on which the story is told: In one story, there is a a fourteen-year-old boy named Juan Diego, growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the other story, Juan Diego is fifty-four years old and travelling […]
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.
Tony Award-winning actor John Benjamin Hickey discusses his experience reading for the “In One Person” audiobook.
In this video John discusses his thirteenth novel, In One Person, and his bisexual narrator and main character, Billy Abbott. As Billy says: “We are formed by what we desire.”
“While I say to everyone that I became a writer because I read a certain novel by Charles Dickens at the formative age of fifteen, the truth is I was younger than that when I first met Miss Frost and imagined having sex with her…”
“If you were, like me, at an all-boys’ boarding school in the fall of 1960, you felt utterly alone—you trusted no one, least of all another boy your age—and you loathed yourself. I’d always been lonely, but self-hatred is worse than loneliness.” — Billy Abbott, from In One Person.
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”).