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John Irving

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I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin.


— John Irving


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I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.


— John Irving


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So, I don't work in terms of real time. I don't work in a timely fashion.


— John Irving


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Sometimes that's a year, sometimes it's 18 months, where all I'm doing is taking notes. I'm reconstructing the story from the back to the front so that I know where the front is.


— John Irving


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Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. ) In addition to his novels he has also publiJohn Irvingd Trying to Save Piggy Sneed a collection of his writings including a brief memoir and unpubliJohn Irvingd short fiction My Movie Business an account of the protracted process of bringing The Cider House Rules to the big screen and The Imaginary Girlfriend a short memoir focusing on writing and wrestling. ) a main character dealing with an absent or unknown parent a main character who is involved in film making and unusual sexual relationships (and often what Irving as referred to as "sexual outsiders") such as incest bestiality or between young men and older women.

Five of his novels have been adapted to film. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999 for his script The Cider House Rules.

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