Virtual Author Talk with John Irving
Mark your calendar for an intimate conversation with international bestselling author John Irving on Thursday, October 26 at 7 PM.
Irving will chat about not only his most recent novel, The Last Chairlift, and about his prolific body of work and a lifetime spent writing. Irving’s first novel was published when he was just 26 years old. He has gone on to be nominated for a National Book Award three times and won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Register here to attend this talk. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
This talk will be hosted through Zoom. In addition to enjoying the talk, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the author and may submit questions while registering.
The Last Chairlift, Irving’s self-proclaimed final long novel, begins in Aspen, Colorado in 1941, when Rachel Brewster, a slalom skier, competes at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor. Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; they aren’t the first or the last ghosts he sees.
Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times, winning in 1980 for 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 In One Person. Internationally renowned, his books have been translated into more than 35 languages. A Prayer for Owen Meany is his bestselling novel in every language.
- Thursday, October 26, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- This is an online event. Event URL: https://libraryc.org/buckslib/32599/register