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About John Irving
John Irving is an American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He published his first novel, “Setting Free the Bears” in 1968 at the age of 26. However, sales were disappointing as there was limited readership. It was after his fourth novel, “The World According to Garp” was published in 1978 that he rose to fame internationally. His other best-selling books include “A Widow for One Year”, “A Prayer for Owen Meany” and “The Cider House Rules”.
His parents were John Wallace Blunt, Sr., a writer and Helen Frances. They separated before he was born and he never got to see his father. His stepfather, Colin Franklin Newell Irving raised him. He has three children, two with his ex-wife, Shyla Leary and one with his second wife, Eva Everett.
He has been a recipient of an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The 2004 film, “The Door in the Floor” was based on his book, “A Widow for One Year”.
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Famous quotes by John Irving
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone.John Irving
I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin.John Irving
I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.John Irving
I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.John Irving
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.John Irving
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.John Irving
The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.John Irving
You can't learn everything you need to know legally.John Irving
John Irving's Popularity
John Irving is a famous American author, who was born on March 2, 1942. As a person born on this date, John Irving is listed in our database as the 42nd most popular celebrity for the day (March 2) and the 56th most popular for the year (1942).
People born on March 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. John Irving is the 1011th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to John Irving's birthday, John Irving is the 8268th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
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