One of America’s most popular and respected writers, John Irving returned to the Netherlands to discuss his career and his latest novel, Until I Find You. Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six, but it was 1978’s The World According to Garp that truly made him a household name. Since then, everything he has written has ended up on the bestseller list. In 1999, Irving won an Oscar for the screenplay of his novel The Cider House Rules. With tens of millions of books sold around the world, John Irving is one of America’s most widely read contemporary authors and a distinguished member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The evening was moderated by Hans Bouman, literary correspondent for De Volkskrant.
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Moderator: Hans Bouman
In collaboration with: De Bezige Bij Publishers, AEGON, Ministerie van OC&W, American Embassy The Hague, Van den Berch van Heemstede Fonds, The City of the Hague, Boekhandel Paagman, West-Holland Foreign Investment Agency, Dr. Anton Philipszaal/Lucent Danstheater