The World According to John Irving

MHC News & Events
October 22, 2010

From The World According to Garp, to The Cider House Rules and A Widow for One Year, everyone loves a good story by John Irving. On October 21, the best-selling author returned to Mount Holyoke--where he taught three decades ago--to discuss his latest book, Last Night in Twisted River, and read from a draft of his upcoming thirteenth novel. He also answered audience questions.

Before the event, Irving, who was an assistant professor of English at MHC during the 1975-1976 and 1977-1978 academic years, talked with the Office of Communications about a variety of topics, from what it was like to be back at the College, to how he crafts his stories.

His reading was cosponsored by the English department and the Odyssey Bookshop.