Gersh Signs Oscar-Winning Writer John Irving (Exclusive)

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Irving won an Academy Award for adapting 'The Cider House Rules,' his own novel.

Novelist John Irving has signed with Gersh, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Irving won an Oscar in 2000 for adapting The Cider House Rules, his own novel. Other novels of his that have received the big-screen treatment include The World According to Garp, The Hotel New HampshireA Prayer for Owen Meany (adapted as 1998’s Simon Birch) and A Widow for One Year (made into the 2004 film The Door in the Floor).

Irving’s other accolades include three National Book Award nominations (including a win for Garp) and an O. Henry Award for the 1981 short story “Interior Space.” His 14th novel, Avenue of Mysteries, was published in 2015.

Irving continues to be repped by The Cooke Agency and attorney Alan Hergott of Bloom Hergott.