Bootlegger of the Soul: The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy

Bootlegger Of The Soul William Kennedy coverRelevant to your Albany literary interests: Bootlegger of the Soul: The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy is set to be this October.

It sounds very much like what it says on the label. Blurbage:

Until now, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy's literary legacy has never been celebrated in one book. From novels such as Ironweed, Legs, and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (the Albany Cycle) to Bootlegger of the Soul screenplays like The Cotton Club, as well as his many years of investigative journalistic work, Suzanne Lance and Paul Grondahl, have compiled reviews, essays, and interviews about Kennedy's contributions to the literary landscape in the new book from SUNY Press, Bootlegger of the Soul. Also included is original writing by the author himself--a play and a short story.
This collection, published in the author's ninetieth year, is a portrait of the award-winning writer whose work has put Albany, NY on the world's literary map.

Kennedy will be at the big Albany Book Festival at UAlbany on Saturday, September 29 from 2-2:45 pm for a book signing.

And he'll be appearing with Suzanne Lance and Paul Grondahl at bookshops around the area:

+ October 7: The Book House at Stuyesant Plaza 1 pm

+ October 11: Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs 6 pm

+ October 13: The Open Door in Schenectady 1 pm

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