William Kennedy honored with Helmerich Award

Friday, December 7th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Library Trust has awarded the winner of its 2001 Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Screenwriter and journalist, William Kennedy received the award Friday evening at a black-tie dinner.

The Helmerich Award gives formal recognition to authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature.

William Kennedy is well known for his 1983 masterpiece "Ironweed" for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.