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.
For a good reason. I cannot root against an honorable man, even if, especially if, he is playing around the fringes of right and wrong. Billy Phelan is an honorable man. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John T. Sostak
Kennedy's Albany cycle includes a treasure of books on politics and crime in New York's capital city, circa the Depression era. Read morePublished 24 months ago by RSRS
This is the second of the Kennedy books I have read. I liked 'Ironweed' much better. True, this one has a great opening scene in which there is a head- on- head bowling match... Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by Shalom Freedman