Creator / John Irving
John Irving is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of over a dozen novels and the screenplay for The Cider House Rules
. Known for his very idiosyncratic method of working: he always writes the ending of a novel first, and structures the rest of the story towards that ending.
In addition to The Cider House Rules
, and adaptations of The World According to Garp
and The Hotel New Hampshire
, his novels have also served as inspiration for the films The Door in the Floor
and Simon Birch
Works by John Irving with their own pages include:
Other works by John Irving contain examples of:
- Most Writers Are Writers:
- The narrator of The 158 Pound Marriage is a semi-successful author of historical fiction. The novel describes but also results from an author's frustrating, year-long research trip to Vienna, which yielded no intriguing fictional narratives but did yield a hot wife.
- Daniel Baciagalupo in Last Night in Twisted River is a novelist. A novelist whose books include one on Vietnam, and another on abortion.