William Kennedy

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Birthday
16, 1928
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1928 (age 91)
Birthplace
Albany, NY

About

Writer and journalist whose novel, Ironweed, won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other well-known works include The Ink Truck (1969), Legs (1975), Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1978), and Roscoe (2002).

Before Fame

He attended Siena College in New York and later lived in Puerto Rico after serving in the U.S. Army.

Trivia

He is also known for his Albany Cycle book series.

Family Life

He was raised in a Catholic family in Albany, New York. In 1957, he married Ana Segarra; together, they had three children.

Associated With

He was a longtime friend of author Hunter S. Thompson . Early in his career, Kennedy was also mentored by author Saul Bellow.