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William Kennedy, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in the books of his Albany Cycle. One of these, Ironweed, was rejected by no less than 13 publishers before finally being published and then winning the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for Ironweed, the play Grand View, and co-wrote the screenplay for the The Cotton Club with Francis Ford Coppola.


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

William Kennedy Book List

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes
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Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy

Roscoe
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Roscoe by William Kennedy

Flaming Corsage
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Flaming Corsage by William Kennedy

Quinn's Book
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Quinn's Book by William Kennedy
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Chango's Beads and Two Tone Shoes | Kennedy, William | Signed First Edition Book Kennedy, William | Chango's Beads and Two Tone Shoes | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2011 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Flaming Corsage, The | Kennedy, William | Signed First Edition Book Kennedy, William | Flaming Corsage, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Quinn's Book | Kennedy, William | Signed First Edition Book Kennedy, William | Quinn's Book | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1988 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Roscoe | Kennedy, William | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Kennedy, William | Roscoe | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2002 NY: Viking  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Roscoe | Kennedy, William | Signed First Edition Book Kennedy, William | Roscoe | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2002 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark Tide | Kennedy, William P. | Book - Advance Reading Copy Kennedy, William P. | Dark Tide | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.  1995 NY: St. Martin's Press

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Dark Tide | Kennedy, William P. | First Edition Book Kennedy, William P. | Dark Tide | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1995 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rules of Encounter | Kennedy, William P. | First Edition Book Kennedy, William P. | Rules of Encounter | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1992 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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William Kennedy Bibliography


Albany Cycle

  1. Legs - 1975
  2. Billy Phelan's Greatest Game - 1978
  3. Ironweed - 1983
  4. Quinn's Book - 1988
  5. Very Old Bones - 1992
  6. The Flaming Corsage - 1996
  7. Roscoe - 2002
  8. Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes - 2012

Other Novels
  • The Ink Truck - 1969

Non-Fiction
  • O Albany! - 1983
  • The Making of Ironweed - 1988
  • Riding the Yellow Trolley Car - 1993

Children's Books
  • Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine - 1986
  • Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose - 1994

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