|Publisher:||Contemporary French Fiction|
|Edition description:||French-language Edition|
About the Author
John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning in 1980 for the novel The World According to Garp. That book, and a number of others, including The Cider House Rules, for which he won the 2000 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, have been turned into films. Other popular Irving novels include A Prayer for Owen Meany and Avenue of Mysteries. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Date of Birth:March 2, 1942
Place of Birth:Exeter, New Hampshire
Education:B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1965; also studied at University of Vienna; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1967