Jan 29, 2013 — In softcover fiction and nonfiction, John Irving explores teen lust; Denise Mina delivers a murder mystery; David Maraniss looks at the young Barack Obama; Robert Kagan defends U.S. sovereignty; and Susan Cain stands up for introverts.
May 12, 2012 — Desire can have a profound effect on young adults during their formative years. Novelist John Irving turns 70 this year, and his latest novel is a coming-of-age story about loss, identity and AIDS — told by a bisexual narrator named Billy Abbott.
Aug 16, 2010 — When Joshua Braff was an M.F.A. student, his classmates smirked when he announced that John Irving was one of his favorite authors. But he's proud of his love for The World According to Garp; Braff says Irving's characters live and breathe before, during and after the story ends.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The World According to Garp by John Irving. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Cider House Rules: A Novel by John Irving. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.