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Raymond Arthur Kennedy Edit Profile

novelist , university professor , author

Raymond Arthur Kennedy, American writer. Fellow Fiction, New York State Foundation Arts, 1986.

Background

Kennedy, Raymond Arthur was born on March 3, 1934 in North Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Patrick and Orise Marie (Belanger) Kennedy.

Education

After serving in the United States Army, Kennedy returned home and, under the G.I. Bill, studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 1960 with a degree in English.

Career

Editorial assistant G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1961. Writer Collier's Encyclopedia, New York City, 1961—1966. Anthropology editor Encyclopedia Americana, 1966—1970.

Editor United States Information Agency, Washington, 1970—1980. Lecturer, fiction workshops Columbia University, New York City, 1981—2008. Lecturer graduate level fiction workshops Boston University, New York University.

Lecturer aesthetics, Orchard Hill Residence College University Massachusetts, 1980. United States Information Agency-sponsored speaker, Germany, 92, Germany, 94. Pfc United States Army, 1954-1956.

Works

Connections

1 child Branwynne.

father:
James Patrick Kennedy

mother:
Orise Marie (Belanger) Kennedy

child:
Branwynne Kennedy