Toast to Pulitzer Prize Winning William Kennedy— Wednesday October 5th!
Pulitzer Prize winning author William Kennedy will be guest of honor at a special toast at popular Theater District eatery, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, 125 West 44th Street on Wednesday, October 5 from 9pm to 11 pm. Noted film and theater producer Barbara Ligeti and Trattoria Dopo Teatro will host the reception to salute the author on the release of his eagerly anticipated new novel, “Chango’s Beads and Two Toned Shoes”.
Kennedy received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Ironweed the third book in Kennedy's acclaimed “Albany Cycle”. It placed at number ninety-two on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Novels written in English in the 20th Century and is also included in the Western Canon of the critic Harold Bloom. Ironweed was made into a film starring Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O’Keefe and Nathan Lane directed by Hector Babenco.
In the October 2, 2011 Sunday New York Times Book Review Cover Story, John Sayles notes, “William Kennedy’s new novel is his most musical work of fiction: a polyrhythmic contemplation of time and its effects on passion set in three different eras”