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.

This Guardian Live event took place on 1 February 2016 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. To find out what other events are coming up sign up as a Guardian Member.



John Irving photographed at Random House in Toronto during a promotional tour for his latest novel Last Night in Twisted River"/ (Photo by Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Photograph: Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images

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