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John Irving

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20070615, 20060524

The role of fatherhood has been examined in myriad ways in the fiction of John Irving, from as far back as his best-selling 1978 novel The World According to Garp.  In this interview, Irving discusses his most personal work to date—his 2005 novel Until I Find You.  It traces the journeys of a mother and son trying to find a missing father, and it oddly coincided with Irving finally discovering what happened to his own birth father.  Find out how life imitated fiction in this case, while also learning about Irving’s approach to his work.

| Subject Matter: Fatherhood, Autobiography | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Fiction |

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