William Joseph Kennedy (born January 16, 1928) is an American writer and journalist. He was born and raised in Albany, New York. He studied in Siena College. He was inspired by Gore Vidal, William Shakespeare, and by Edgar Allan Poe.
In 2011, he published Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, which one reviewer called a book "written with such brio and encompassing humanity that it may well deserve to be called the best of the bunch".
In 1953, Kennedy married Ana Segarra. They have three children. He lives in Averill Park, New York.
References[change | change source]
- Sacks, Sam (October 1, 2011). "Corruption on the Hudson". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Douglas R. Allen, Mona Simpson (Winter 1989). "William Kennedy, The Art of Fiction No. 111". The Paris Review.
- Finding Aid for the Papers of William Kennedy,
- Audio recording of William Kennedy reading from unpublished works at the Key West Literary Seminar, 2009
- Write TV Public Television Interview with William Kennedy
- 2011 radio interview at The Bat Segundo Show
- M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany Libraries.