Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
Before winning the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Ironweed, author William Kennedy (b. 1928) spent a sabbatical year in 1982-1983 living at 105 Cascadilla Park Street and teaching writing at Cornell University. Using funds from a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Kennedy then helped found the New York State Writers Institute at the University of Albany. Other notable works include Legs (1975) and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1978).
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca Literary Tour