An Albany Trio

An Albany Trio

by William Kennedy
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Three early novels from Kennedy's Albany Cycle (Legs; Billy Phelan's Greatest Game and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed) are published in one volume, in conjunction with the Cycle's sixth installment. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140257861
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Albany Cycle
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
1,285,198
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.65(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

William Kennedy, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in many of his works. The Albany cycle, includes Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Ironweed.The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for Ironweed, the play Grand View, and cowrote the screenplay for the The Cotton Club with Francis Ford Coppola. Kennedy also wrote the nonfiction O Albany! and Riding the Yellow Trolley Car. Some of the other works he is known for include Roscoe and Very Old Bones.

Kennedy is a professor in the English department at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the founding director of the New York State Writers Institute and, in 1993, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Literary Lions Award from the New York Public Library, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Governor’s Arts Award. Kennedy was also named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and a member of the board of directors of the New York State Council for the Humanities.

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