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  • Bibliography:
    19 Books
  • First Book:
    January 1968
  • Latest Book:
    October 2022
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Book List in Order: 19 titles


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    Siggy and Hannes were disenchanted students and fellow conspirators. With their horny haunches astride a 700cc Royal Enfield motorcycle they roamed the Austrian countryside, living off the land and the landowners .. . joined on their journey by Galle...



  • His wife wants out. His mistress wants a baby. The underground filmmaker he works for wants to make a movie of his life: a documentary of failure. Bogus Trumper is a wayward knight- errant in the battle of the sexes, with only his weapon to blame. Hi...



  • Sometimes they looked at each other, aroused half out of their minds by the thought that each had just been making love with another, and it would be enough to make them want to do it -- together - all over again. Well, almost enough . . . ...



  • Millions have entered Garp's world . . . And loved it! Journey through four generations, across two continents with the astonishing family of T.S. Garp -- the famous bastard son of a belligerent mother -- who loves, lusts, labors, and triumphs in...



  • Now available in eBook for the first time in America -- the New York Times bestselling saga of a most unusual family from the award-winning author of The World According to Garp.“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the...



  • First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St...



  • Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite guarder, believes he is God's instrument; he is. This is John Irving's most comic novel; yet Owen Meany is Mr. Irving's most heartbreaking character....



  • "A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUS....GET READY FOR IRVING'S MOST RAUCOUS NOVEL TO DATE."
    --The Boston Globe
    "Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay by maverick foes of tradition, educated in Vienna, married to an Austrian and long a residen...



  • Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. To open this spirited collection, Irving explains how he became a writer. There follow six scintillating stories written over the last twenty years ...






  • At the age of 39, Marion Cole left her philandering husband, abandoned her four-year-old daughter Ruth, and had an affair with a 16-year-old boy. This is where A Widow For One Year begins. It continues with Ruth, now a 36-year-old acclaimed no...



  • #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

    While reporting a story from India, New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion. In Boston, a renowned surgeon ea...



  • Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns " his life, loves, celebrity and astonishing search for the truth about his parents.

    When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ...



  • When a child hears a noise in the night he gets up to investigate. He calls his father to help him and they work through all the things that the 'noise' could be, eventually realising that it is nothing to be scared of. An empowering book about over ...



  • From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son -- fugitives in 20th-century North America. In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in norther...



  • A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love -- tormented, funny, and affecting -- and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In...



  • John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego -- a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico -- ...







  • John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years -- a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhil...





Award-Winning Books by John Irving

A Widow for One Year
1999 Audies -- Fiction-Unabridged
The World According to Garp
1980 National Book Award -- Fiction (Paperback)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

John Irving has published 19 books.

John Irving does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Last Chairlift, was published in October 2022.

The first book by John Irving, Setting Free the Bears, was published in January 1968.

No. John Irving does not write books in series.