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John Irving was born on March 2, 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA as John Wallace Blunt Jr. He is a writer and actor, known for The Cider House Rules (1999), The Door in the Floor (2004) and The World According to Garp (1982). He has been married to Janet Turnbull since 1987. They have one child. He was previously married to Shyla Leary. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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(1999)
(2004)
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(1998)

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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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(2000 to 2001 season) His novel, "The Cider House Rules, Parts 1 and 2," was adapted by Peter Parnell at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Peter Parnell was adapter. Oskar Eustis was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. D.M. Wood was lighting designer. Peter ... See more »

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

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In my novels I have always been attracted to sexual outsiders or misfits. I am drawn to these characters because I love them. But I also fear for them. I'm afraid of how the more mainstream world will abuse and mistreat them. See more »

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Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 269-276. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »

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