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Out of Albany

William Kennedy, known as the author who captured Albany, New York, talks to Tom Deignan. ℘℘℘ William Kennedy is telling a story about his father that could very well be a haunting moment from any one of his seven “Albany cycle” novels. “My father’s father came from Tipperary,” the novelist, 74, says over an IrishRead more..

Books: Roscoe

Roscoe – the latest book from Albany author William Kennedy – is a splendid novel: at once an exuberant elegy, a sad comedy, a realistic fable of life and death. In the seventh novel of Kennedy’s “Albany cycle,” the meshed subjects are the stuff of the real world, from politics to love, corruption to honor.Read more..

Two Grandfathers

William Kennedy on his unsung origins. ℘℘℘ My grandfathers, George Kennedy and Peter McDonald, died before I was born. I came to know something of them through talks with my parents and other relatives, a few artifacts, death certificates and obituaries, and two photographs that defined them for me forever. Both photos are working-class portraits.Read more..