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Award Winning Books by
WILLIAM KENNEDY

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy
29 reviews (2011) (304p) (PW Fiction) (NYT100)
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 When journalist Daniel Quinn meets Ernest Hemingway at the Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, in 1957, he has no idea that his own affinity for simple, declarative sentences will change his life radically overnight. So begins William Kennedy's latest novel -- a tale of revolutionary intrigue, heroic journalism, crooked politicians, drug-running gangsters, Albany race riots, and the improbable rise of...
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Roscoe by William Kennedy
23 reviews (2002) (608p) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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 The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way out, a...
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Ironweed by William Kennedy
70 reviews (1983) (227p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (Modern100) (NYTimes)
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 The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now a movie directed by Hector Babenco ( Kiss of the Spider Woman) starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Nicholson plays Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, a man trying to make peace with the ghosts of his past and present. 8 pages of photos....
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William Kennedy Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 5  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Ironweed ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 Ironweed ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 Ironweed ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 2 Ironweed · Roscoe ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 2 Ironweed · Roscoe ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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