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Novelist William Kennedy Weaves Life and Fiction in Albany

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Pulitzer Prize winning novelist William Kennedy is the author of eight novels, including Roscoe, Ironweed and Legs. Kennedy grew up in Albany and spent summers in the Adirondacks. He got his start as a writer at the Glens Falls Post Star newspaper. This home territory has proved a fertile ground for Kennedy's fictional world. He's created a sort of mythology of gamblers and bootleggers and politicians. But Kennedy says it took him a while to realize that his own history could was suitable raw material for his fiction. During a visit to Saranac Lake in October 2004, he spoke with Brian Mann.

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