John Irving
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"John Winslow Irving", is an American novelist and Academy Awards/Academy Award-winning screenwriter.

Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Some of Irving's novels, such as The Cider House Rules (1985), A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), and A Widow for One Year (1998), have been bestsellers. Five of his novels have been adapted to film. Several of Irving's books (The World According to Garp/Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany/Meany, A Widow for One Year) and short stories have been set in and around Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 72nd Academy Awards/1999 for his script The Cider House Rules (film)/The Cider House Rules.

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