|JOHN IRVING CHRONOLOGY|
|1942 Born March 2 in Exeter, New Hampshire
1961 Graduates from Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, NH
1961-1962 Attends University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsbugh, PA
1962-1965 Attends and graduates cum laudefrom University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH
1963-1964 Studies at University of Vienna in Austria
1964 Marries Shyla Leary in Greece
1965 Son Colin born in Austria
1967 Graduates from with MFA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; studied with Vance Bourjaily and Kurt Vonnegut
1968 Setting Free the Bears published; teaches at Windham College in Putney, VT
1969-1971 Lives in Vienna and Putney, VT; works on screenplay for "Setting Free the Bears"
1970 Son Brendan born
1972 Receives the Rockefeller Foundation Grant; publishes The Water-Method Man
1972-1975 Writer-in-residence at The University of Iowa
1974 Publishes The 158-Pound Marriage
1974-1975 Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1975-1978 Serves as Assistant Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA
1976-1977 Receives Guggenheim Foundation Grant
1978 Publishes The World According to Garp
1981 Publishes The Hotel New Hamshire
1982 Film version "The World According to Garp" released
To Be Continued...
Miller, Gabriel. John Irving. New York: Ungar Publishing Co., Inc., 1982.