- Name: John Irving
- Born: 03/02/1942 (79 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, screenwriter
- Website: http://john-irving.com/
John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter.
Birth Name: John Wallace Blunt Jr.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Award for paperback general Fiction for The World According to Garp
School: University of New Hampshire, University of Iowa
Birth Place: Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
John Irving quotes :
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.John Irving
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone.John Irving
The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.John Irving
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
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.John Irving