Dr J.W. Ironmonger is 55 years old and works in software consultancy, which often takes him abroad. He is married with grown up children and lives in Shropshire. The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder is his first novel.@jwironmonger
John Irving was born in New Hampshire. He studied at universities in America and Europe and published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. Several of his novels have been made into films, and in 2000 he was awarded an Oscar for the screenplay for THE CIDER HOUSE RULES. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Vermont and Toronto.