John Winslow Irving is an American novelist of general fiction, historical fiction and political thriller novels. He is also a screenwriter, having won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999 for the screenplay The Cider House Rules. Irving tends to use common or recurring subjects in his work that include sex workers, bears, wrestling, fatal accidents, Vienna and his home region of New England.

John Irving made his debut as a published author in 1968 with Setting Free the Bears. His novels are all standalones rather than part of a series. Below is a list of John Irving’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Setting Free the Bears(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Water-Method Man(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 158-Pound Marriage(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World According to Garp(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hotel New Hampshire(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cider House Rules(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prayer for Owen Meany(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Son of the Circus(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Widow for One Year(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Hand(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Until I Find You(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Night in Twisted River(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In One Person(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Avenue of Mysteries(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Trying to Save Piggy Sneed(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Imaginary Girlfriend(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Movie Business(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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