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33 of The Best Podcast Episodes for John Irving. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about John Irving, often where they are interviewed.

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33 of The Best Podcast Episodes for John Irving. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about John Irving, often where they are interviewed.

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John Irving shares some Daily Fire

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Good habits are worth being fanatical about. - John Irving

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Aug 06 2020 · 1min
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John Irving, 2009

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[caption id="attachment_340567" align="alignleft" width="307"] John Irving & Richard Wolinsky at KPFA, 2009[/caption]

John Irving in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded in November 2009 while on tour for the novel "Last Night in Twisted River."

John Irving is one of America’s most successful novelists. His first novel, "Setting Free The Bears," was published in 1968. His novel, "The World According to Garp," published in 1978, was an international best seller and made John Irving a household name. He solidified his reputation with "The Hotel New Hampshire", "Cider House Rules"," A Prayer for Owen Meaney" and "A Son of the Circus."
Aug 02 2020 · 1hr 56mins

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John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Works by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

The World According to Garp (book in various formats)

The World According to Gary (1982 film starring Robin Williams, Glenn Close and John Lithgow)

Avenue of Mysteries

The Cider House Rules

Last Night in Twisted River


Other Related Books or Materials

13 Facts about A Prayer for Owen Meany (link opens an article from Mental Floss from Apr 2015)

John Irving in 1990 (link opens TPL Special Collections page of the Toronto Star Archives featuring a 1990 photo of Irving by Doug Griffin)

Episode 162: A Prayer for Owen Meany (link opens a podcast episode by Overdue Podcast)

John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany (link opens a podcast episode by BBC Radio 4 Bookclub)

About the Host

Novelist Randy Boyagoda is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and principal of St. Michael’s College, where he holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters. He is the author of three novels: Original Prin, Beggar's Feast, and Governor of the Northern Province. His fiction has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2006) and IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize (2012), and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Selection (2012 and 2019) and Globe and Mail Best Book (2018). He contributes essays, reviews, and opinions to publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, First Things, Commonweal, Harper’s, Financial Times (UK), Guardian, New Statesman, Globe and Mail, and National Post, in addition to appearing frequently on CBC Radio. He served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017.

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From the Archives

Writers Off the Page: 40 Years of TIFA is the first series associated with the Toronto Public Library’s multi-year digital initiative, From the Archives, which presents curated and digitized audio, video and other content from some of Canada’s biggest cultural institutions and organizations.

Thanks to the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) for allowing TPL access to their archives to feature some of the best-known writers in the world from moments in the past. Thanks as well to Library and Archives Canada for generously allowing TPL access to these archives.

Jul 02 2020 · 37mins
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John Irving : "Devenir écrivain était pour moi plus une obsession qu'un choix !"

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durée : 00:58:00 - Les Masterclasses - par : Christophe Ono-dit-Biot - A l'occasion des 40 ans du cultissime roman de John Irving, "Le Monde selon Garp", l'auteur canado-américain s'entretient avec Christophe Ono-dit-Biot dans une masterclasse où il est question d'obsession, de vocation, de peur, de politique, et d’architecture matriciel du langage. - réalisation : Clotilde Pivin - invités : John Irving Ecrivain; Michel Zlotowski Interprète - traducteur
Jun 23 2020 · 58mins

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John Irving : "Devenir écrivain était pour moi plus une obsession qu'un choix !"

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durée : 00:58:00 - Les Masterclasses - par : Christophe Ono-dit-Biot - A l'occasion des 40 ans du cultissime roman de John Irving, "Le Monde selon Garp", l'auteur canado-américain s'entretient avec Christophe Ono-dit-Biot dans une masterclasse où il est question d'obsession, de vocation, de peur, de politique, et d’architecture matriciel du langage. - réalisation : Clotilde Pivin - invités : John Irving Ecrivain; Michel Zlotowski Interprète - traducteur
Jun 23 2020 · 58mins
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Literate ApeCast Ep. 132 — Nick Hornby, John Irving, Woody Allen, and Wes Anderson

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Which author is writing your life? Which director is helming the film? Also a bit of Game of Thrones yapping, frustration at anti-shutdown protesters, and dancing the Re-Opening of Work tap dance.

May 18 2020 · 51mins
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The World According to Garp by John Irving

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John Irving's fourth novel The World According to Garp (1978) is the subject of this episode of Backlisted. Joining John and Andy to explore this unlikely bestseller and discuss its contemporary relevance are author Nikita Lalwani (You People) and novelist and screenwriter Matt Thorne (8 Minutes Idle), both returning to the podcast after their joint appearance on episode #63, Something Happened by Joseph Heller. This week John has also been reading Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by the late Tim Robinson. And with so many Bob Dylan fans gathered together for the show, it was inevitable talk would turn to the Nobel Prize winner's first new songs for eight years, 'Murder Most Foul' and 'I Contain Multitudes'.
May 11 2020 · 1hr 23mins
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The World According To Garp by John Irving read by Adam Sims

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A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers.

'A wonderful novel, full of energy and art, at once funny and heartbreaking...terrific' WASHINGTON POST

Anniversary edition with a new afterword from the author.

A worldwide bestseller since its publication, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, struggling writer and illegitimate son of Jenny Fields - an unlikely feminist heroine ahead of her time.

Beautifully written, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP is a powerfully compelling and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation.

'A diamond sleeping in the dark, chipped out at last for our enrichment and delight...As approachable as it is brilliant' COSMOPOLITAN
Mar 02 2020 · 5mins
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La Nuit rêvée d’Alex Beaupain (2/12) : John Irving : "Je me souviens de l'exaltation que j'ai ressentie à lire 'La Chambre de Giovanni' de Baldwin"

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durée : 00:34:59 - Les Nuits de France Culture - par : Philippe Garbit, Albane Penaranda, Mathilde Wagman - En 2013, l'écrivain américain John Irving était invité par "La grande table" pour évoquer son dernier roman "À moi seul bien des personnages". - réalisation : Virginie Mourthé - invités : John Irving Ecrivain
Mar 01 2020 · 34mins
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Stranded! A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Part Two)

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We return to stranded! We finish our discussion on John Irving’s novelization of Simon Birch! Daniel grows tired of the Strand 80! Also: a game is played!

21:45 Booktalk

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Jun 10 2019 · 59mins
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