Dr Harvey G. Cohen will be introducing acclaimed US author John Irving this afternoon at a special seminar at King’s.
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, when he was 26. His novels include The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year, and his eleventh and most recent, Until I Find You and several have been made into films. He won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2000 for The Cider House Rules – a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In addition to an original screenplay, he is also writing an adaptation of his novel The Fourth Hand and has adapted his novel A Son of the Circus as a film script – with actor Jeff Bridges in the role of the missionary.
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