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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 World According to Garp (1982) and The Door in the Floor (2004). 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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 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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Other Works:

Novel: "Trying to Save Piggie Sneed" See more »

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

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5' 7¾" (1.72 m)


Janet Turnbull  (1 child) | See more »

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I'm not enamoured of the whole Hemingway-Fitzgerald bullshit that consumes American idolatry of writers. I think Hemingway's an awful writer. And why did those two write their best novels when they were 27? Because they were drunks. If I'd written my best novel at the age of 27, what sort of pig would I be? See more »


Born in New Hampshire, Irving is married and has three sons. He lives in Vermont and Toronto. See more »

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