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An Afternoon with John Irving at KSC

KEENE, N.H. 3/8/2007 - On Sunday., Mar. 25, at 2 p.m. internationally acclaimed author John Irving is coming to Redfern’s Main Theatre to present a reading of his work in progress.

John Irving published his first novel at the age of 26. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award for The World According to Garp, and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules, a film with seven Academy Award nominations.

In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His novels include A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Fourth Hand, and his eleventh and most recent, Until I Find You.

The film The Door in the Floor, adapted from A Widow for One Year, by the director Tod Williams, was released in summer 2004. Mr. Irving has begun work on his twelfth novel; he is also writing the screenplay for The Fourth Hand, to be directed by Tod Williams and produced by Mr. Irving’s Cider House producer, Richard Gladstein. And he has adapted his novel A Son of the Circus as a film, with Jeff Bridges as the missionary.

Cosponsored by Planned Parenthood; the Communication, Journalism and Philosophy Departments; the School of Arts and Humanities; and the Diversity Commission. The event is a fund-raiser for Planned Parenthood. Call the box office at 603-358-2168 for tickets and information.

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