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Writing Children's Books, Novels, and Screenplays

Novelist William Kennedy and his son Brendan collaborated on a children's book called Charlie Malarkey and the Belly-Button. Despite the elder Kennedy's success as a novelist, the two received a series of rejections before finally getting their work published. Kennedy also talks about his recent work as a screenwriter.


Other segments from the episode on November 19, 1986

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 19, 1986: Interview with William Kennedy and Brendan Kennedy; Interview with P.D. James.


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