John Irving won the National Book Award in 1980 for his novel The World According to Garp, received an O Henry Award in 1981 for his short story Interior Space and in 2000, won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Cider House Rules.
At a Guardian Live event in Manchester, he discussed his latest novel Avenue of Mysteries, with Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit author Jeanette Winterson. Winterson is also professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing.
This event is produced in association with the University of Manchester. The Literature Live series, organised by the Centre for New Writing, brings the best known contemporary writers to Manchester to discuss and read from their work.
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