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John Irving


(John Winslow Irving)
USA flag (1942 - )

John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times - winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules - a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Last Night in Twisted River is John Irving's twelfth novel.
 
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An American Romance (1977)
John Casey
"This is a novekl of Proustian detail, rich and sensuous."
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Vision Quest (1979)
Terry Davis
"The truest novel about growing up since The Catcher in the Rye."
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The Good Son (1982)
Craig Nova
"An exquisitely delineated battle between father and son... The structure and the language of this novel are almost without fault."
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War Cries over Avenue C (1985)
Jerome Charyn
"Loved it!... Comic and frightening, and always convincing."
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Monoosook Valley (1989)
Elisabeth Hyde
"Elisabeth Hyde is a remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist."
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Because of Mr. Terupt (2010)
(Mr. Terupt, book 1)
Rob Buyea
"Even the accident toward which this novel is inevitably headed is no accident, it is as masterfully set up and skillfully concealed as the rest of this riveting story."
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Jack Holmes and His Friend (2012)
Edmund White
"Edmund White is one of the best writers of my generation; he's certainly the contemporary American writer I reread more than any other, and the one whose next book I look forward to reading most."
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Decoy (2015)
Allan Gurganus
"Flawless Gurganus's narration becomes a Greek chorus, Sophocles in North Caroline."
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The Nix (2016)
Nathan Hill
"Nathan Hill is the maestro of being terrific."
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The Kid (2016)
Ron Hansen
"Mr Hansen is a master of historical fiction."
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Knottspeed (2017)
Jeff Johnson
"Jeff Johnson is a gifted and natural born storyteller."

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