John Irving

John Irving

This is a complete list of John Irving books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Setting Free the Bears
1968
2
6
The Water-Method Man
1972
3
8
The 158-Pound Marriage
1974
4
8.5
The World According to Garp
1978
5
7.6
The Hotel New Hampshire
1981
6
8.6
The Cider House Rules
1985
7
8
A Prayer for Owen Meany
1989
8
10
A Son of the Circus
1994
9
8.8
A Widow for One Year
1998
10
8.7
The Fourth Hand
2001
11
9
Until I Find You
2005
12
9
Last Night in Twisted River
2009
13
9.3
In One Person
2012
14
6
Avenue of Mysteries
2015
15
7
The Last Chairlift
2022

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

John Irving: Biography

John Irving (John Wallace Blunt Jr.) was born on March 2nd, 1942 and is currently 82 years old. John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA.

John Irving (John Wallace Blunt Jr.) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 15 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1968 with the novel Setting Free the Bears. The most recently released novel was The Last Chairlift which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming standalone novels by John at this time.

John Irving has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 2 books including The Imaginary Girlfriend and My Movie Business.

John Irving: Awards & Accolades

John Irving won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, in 2018.

Irving's books have also won multiple awards, The World According to Garp won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction - Paperback, in 1980. A Widow for One Year won the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 1999.

John Irving books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The World According to Garp was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1979. The Hotel New Hampshire was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction - Hardcover, in 1982.

John Irving: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Hotel New Hampshire was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1981 and 1982.
  • The Cider House Rules was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1985.
  • A Widow for One Year was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1998.
  • The Fourth Hand was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2001.

John Irving: Author Insights

The highest rated book by John Irving on Book Notification is In One Person, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by John Irving on Book Notification is A Prayer for Owen Meany, a Standalone novel.

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John Irving: F.A.Q

When was John Irving Born? How old is John Irving?

John Irving was born on March 2nd, 1942. John Irving is currently 82 years old.

Where was John Irving Born?

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA and is American.

What awards has John Irving won?

John Irving has won the following awards: Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2018).

What book awards has John Irving won?

The World According to Garp: National Book Awards Best Fiction - Paperback (1980).
A Widow for One Year: Audie Award Best Fiction (1999).

What was the first book John Irving wrote?

The first novel written by John Irving was Setting Free the Bears, published in 1968.

What was the most recent book John Irving wrote?

His most recently released work was The Last Chairlift on October 18th, 2022.

Will there be any more books by John Irving?

John Irving does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has John Irving written?

John Irving has written 19 books. 15 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Picture Books, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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