William Kennedy

(b. 1928)

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born in Albany, N.Y., where he has continued to live and where he has set his novels: The Ink Truck (1969), about a journalist; Legs (1975), about an actual gangster; Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1978), portraying Irish and other lively characters of his hometown; and Ironweed (1983, Pulitzer Prize), presenting a baseball player who becomes a murderer. Not only the setting but characters recur in the novels.

Subjects: Literature.

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