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A Week in Literary History

January 16th, 2002

American novelist William Kennedy (Ironweed, 1983) is born in 1928 in Albany, N.Y.

William Kennedy, b. January 16, 1928

kennedy.pngKennedy’s series of seven novels depicting the life of mid-twentieth-century Albany, N.Y., the third of which, Ironweed (1983), won the Pulitzer Prize, provide a riveting history of that city and its denizens, famous and infamous. His non-fiction account of his native city, O Albany! (1983,) is just as fascinating.

Suggested Reading Novels The Ink Truck, 1969. The Albany novels Legs, 1975. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, 1978. Ironweed, 1983. Quinn’s Book, 1988. Very Old Bones, 1992. The Flaming Corsage, 1996. Roscoe, 2002. Non-fiction O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristrocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, 1983.

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