John Irving


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John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt, Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.

Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Some of Irving's novels, such as The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, have been bestsellers. Five of his novels have been ... more »

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  • ''Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.''
    John Irving (b. 1942), U.S. author. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
  • ''Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn't know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn't know he was a novelist either.''
    John Irving (b. 1942), U.S. author. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
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