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William Kennedy

William KennedyAKA William Joseph Kennedy

Born: 16-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Albany, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ironweed and The Cotton Club

Co-wrote the screenplay for The Cotton Club, with Francis Ford Coppola.

Father: William J. Kennedy
Mother: Mary E. McDonald
Wife: Ana Segarra (m. 1957, one son, two daughters)

    University: BA, Siena College, Loudonville, NY (1949)

    MacArthur Fellowship 1983
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1984 for Ironweed

Author of books:
The Ink Truck (1969, novel)
Legs (1975, novel)
Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1978, novel)
Ironweed (1983, novel)
O Albany! (1983, nonfiction)
Quinn's Book (1988, novel)
Very Old Bones (1992, novel)
Riding the Yellow Trolley Car (1993, essays)
The Flaming Corsage (1996, novel)
Roscoe (2002, novel)

Wrote plays:
Grand View (1996)



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