John Irving

  Read the review here     Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides This contemporary American epic, which won the Pulitzer Prize, recounts
Sure, I cried, and often. But more, "The Narrow Door" made me want to call a few people, and say the magic words, and feel at home in the world. It's hard to think of a book that can give you more than that.
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The World According to Garp was published in 1978, my freshman year at a high school not unlike the one attended by John Irving's title character, T.S. Garp. I don't remember which year I read it, but it was the summer, and I finished it late at night in the corner of the couch, in tears.
As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.
Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.
The author creates a world in words on a page. A voice artist gives audio life to those words and world through the "theatre of the mind." The very best of voice artists become invisible as you listen to the life they have created.
For those birthing presidential campaigns and those conceiving runs for legislative power and those lusting for criminal court judgeships, The Cider House Rules and Griswold v. Connecticut should be required reading.
However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.
Jon Auer:There is a freshness that occurs, I guess, at the beginning of anything that you can never replicate.
I no longer took for granted the waking up every morning of myself, my husband, my children. If my sister could die, so could one of them.
Since Robin Williams' tragic death this week, I can't stop thinking about the Under Toad. If you're a fan of The World According to Garp, which Robin starred in back in 1978, you're probably feeling that same chill.
These are matters that any MFA applicant should think through, and you may want to look around.
If I am my father's daughter, it is because we can lose ourselves, and find ourselves, in great literature.
For more than 70 years, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop has been one of the most prestigious programs of its kind
On September 27, Gramophone magazine -- often called the bible of the classical music recording industry -- will host its annual awards ceremony in London.
John Irving's latest novel, In One Person, is a timely statement about men and women, the nature of sexuality and society's assault on the self.
Sex is not the same thing as love. Author John Irving knows this intellectually and having a bisexual at the center of his latest novel is not a big deal.
Who wrote it? John Irving is the author of such bestselling books as "A Prayer For Owen Meany," "The World According to Garp
There's definitely a certain appeal about the "angry" writer. I don't think I'm the only one intrigued with this idea; the