You are in for a treat when you join us for an intimate conversation with John Irving as he chats about not only his most recent novel, The Last Chairlift, but also about his prolific body of work and a lifetime spent writing.
The Last Chairlift begins in Aspen, Colorado in 1941 when Rachel Brewster becomes pregnant after a skiing competition. The novel then follows her son, Adam, as he attempts to discover his mother’s eventful past. Come learn about both Adam’s difficult journey throughout the novel and John Irving’s fascinating experience as an author.
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 thirty-five languages. A Prayer for Owen Meany is his best-selling novel, in every language.