BABEL: John Irving

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with bestselling author John Irving.

“It is impossible to imagine the American—or international—literary landscape without John Irving…. He is as close as one gets to a contemporary Dickens in the scope of his celebrity and the level of his achievement.”
TIME

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 1980, Mr. Irving won a National Book Award for his novel The World According to Garp. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person. Internationally renowned, his novels have been translated into almost forty languages. His all-time bestselling novel, in every language, is A Prayer for Owen Meany. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, John Irving lives in Toronto.

Individual BABEL event tickets include a ticket for in-person attendance at Kleinhans Music Hall, as well as a virtual link to view from home via Livestream.

All tickets will be issued via the Kleinhans/BPO website for the 2023–2024 season.

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Kleinhans Music Hall & Online
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
The Cider House Rules: A Novel By John Irving Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345417947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997