Medal of Honor in Literature for John Irving
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The President, The Board of Governors, and the Literary Committee of The National Arts Club present
The Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature to

John Irving

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 
6:30 PM Cocktails | 7:30 PM Dinner

John Irving, the novelist and screenwriter, has written fourteen novels, nine of which have been international bestsellers. The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award, was John Irving’s fourth novel. Five of his novels, including Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, have been made into films; in 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, but an international writer—his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages—John Irving lives in Toronto. He is at work on a fifteenth novel—a ghost story, titled Darkness as a Bride.

Speakers for the event include authors Edmund White and Amy Hempel, as well as
Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster. 

Black Tie   |  $110 per person, all-inclusive.**
$135 for Guests of Members via Eventbrite.

RSVP: 212-477-2389 or [email protected]

Please note that the bar, parlors, and dining room will be closed for regular service,
except for attendees of the Medal of Honor evening.

**There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for this event.

Photo credit: Mary Ellen Mark

Medal of Honor in Literature for John Irving
Wednesday, May 29, 2019