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Born in New Hampshire, Irving is married and has three sons. He lives in Vermont and Toronto. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004 The Door in the Floor (novel "A Widow for One Year")
 1999 The Cider House Rules (novel) / (screenplay)
 1998 Simon Birch (novel "A Prayer For Owen Meany" - suggestion)
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire (novel)
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Stage: Wrote source material (novel) for "The Cider House Rules - Parts I and II", at the Famous Door Theatre in Chicago, IL. Sound Designer / Original Incidental Music, Joseph Fusco. Cast included Jennifer Pompa and Larry Neumann Jr. in the cast. Joseph Fusco. Durected by David Cromer and Marc Grapey. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

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[on his novel 'In One Person] 'The World According to Garp' was about intolerance of sexual differences. Well, here is that subject again - this time from the point-of-view of a bisexual man. Too bad that sexual intolerance doesn't go away. The situation for gay rights is a little better than it used to be, but there are still troglodytes opposed to gay marriage. The Republican presidential ... See more »


Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992. See more »

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