John Irving

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. Mr. Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in 1980, for his novel The World According to Garp. He received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for his short story “Interior Space.” In 2000, Mr. Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person. An international writer—his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages—John Irving lives in Toronto. His all-time best-selling novel, in every language, is A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Books by this Author

Avenue of Mysteries
In One Person
Simon & Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler


John Irving's critically-acclaimed 'Avenue of Mysteries'

John Irving - a titan of American literature and the author of beloved novels including 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' and 'The Cider House Rules' - has written one of the most acclaimed novels of the year his latest, 'Avenue of Mysteries.'