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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.
Bought this book because it was recommended by Dennis Lehane, but I guess we just don't have similar tastes! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Denise K. Maguire
one chapture in Cuba - next chapture in Albany very confusingPublished 14 months ago by Barbara J. Regan
When Kennedy published Roscoe some years ago, it looked like he was doing what very few novelists do--he appeared to be going out on top. Read morePublished 15 months ago by entertheregistrar
Would give it SIX stars, but they only let us choose from five. Brilliant, wonderful novel by one of our greatest authors. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Edwin Heaven
This appears to be Kennedy's valediction. I wished it could have been longer, oddly. There's a curtain call feel to the summing up and the references to any number of threads... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark J. Spearin
I love this man's writing. The characters, the settings, the action are way above most authors. The two main characters were endearing in cooky ways that we love with snippets of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I hated the choppy writing style. I only finished it because its a book that my book club read. All the jumping around in time, and the absurd long conversations just irritated me. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Linda Smith