When the author John Irving was still a young man, his father disappeared. Irving tells Kurt that absence has informed his fiction ever since: inventing fathers through all his novels. Kurt talked to Irving in 2005 when he'd just published Until I Find You. ...
John Irving talks about Captain Cook, the history of tattooing, and where to put your favorite sentence when you're writing a novel. He reads from Until I Find You, and explains how not knowing his biological father shaped his life as a writer.
This week, one of America’s great writers joins Kurt Andersen in Studio 360. John Irving’s new novel is called Until I Find You. It follows a boy, then a man, named Jack Burns as he searches the world for an absent father. Irving tells Kurt about his own missing father, ...
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