Biography

John Irving

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller. Irving’s novels are now translated into 35 languages, and he has had nine international bestsellers. IN ONE PERSON is John Irving’s 13th novel.

John Irving

Books by John Irving

by John Irving - Fiction

Juan Diego --- a 14-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico --- has a 13-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming --- specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. As an older man, Juan will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico.

by John Irving - Fiction

Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of IN ONE PERSON, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

by John Irving - Fiction

Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument. He is. This is John Irving's most comic novel, yet at the same time Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking character Irving has created.