A Prayer for Owen Meany
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Alfred Kazin reviews <em>A Prayer for Owen Meany</em> for the <em>New York Times</em>, March 12, 1989. Look out: it's not altogether friendly.
Richard Bernstein interviews John Irving for the <em>New York Times Book Review</em>, April 25, 1989
John Irving talks about his influences, writing process, and more for bookreporter.com
Movie or TV Productions
<em>Simon Birch</em> is a loose adaptation of <em>A Prayer for Owen Meany</em>. It stars Ian Michael Smith, Ashley Judd, and Jim Carrey.
John Irving dishes on the craft of writing a novel. You can really see how his own insights figure into his characters.
John Irving talks about the excitement with which he approaches the craft of writing.
John Irving talks about getting tattoos.
A trailer for the movie <em>Simon Birch</em>, which is loosely based on the novel.
An excerpt from A Prayer for Owen Meany read by Joe Barrett.
Irving talks with NPR about his love of Dickens, and responds to critics' claims that his love of Dickens damages his writing.
Novelist Joshua Braff shares with NPR listeners how reading John Irving's novels is his "guilty pleasure." Really? Doesn't seem very "guilty" to us…
Here's a photo from a stage adaptation of <em>A Prayer for Owen Meany</em> – this is almost <em>exactly</em> what we pictured Owen looking like!
Actors David Ivers and Michael Wartella portray John and Owen in a Denver production of <em>A Prayer for Owen Meany</em>.
A photo of our main man John Irving.