John Irving

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning once, in 1980, for the novel "The World According to Garp". In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Cider House Rules". In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.