John Irving’s life-affirming, sometimes brutal stories are among the most loved in modern literature. His 1978 novel The World According to Garp received the National Book Award and was adapted into a film starring Robin Williams. A string of bestselling books followed, including The Hotel New Hampshire, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and The Cider House Rules, for which Irving received an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. “An abundantly and even joyfully talented storyteller” (The New York Times Book Review), Irving is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Lambda Literary Award for his novel One Person and induction into the Hall of Fame for his other great love, wrestling. In his new book, the past and future collide in a dreamy tale of fate and memory.
In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's Radio Times