Kelly, Jerry 1933–

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Kelly, Jerry 1933–

PERSONAL: Born January 29, 1933, in New York, NY; son of William R. (a telephone technician) and Eileen G. (Murphy) Kelly. Ethnicity: "Irish-American." Education: Kenyon College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1996.

ADDRESSES: Home—102 Gaskin Ave., Box 51, Gambier, OH 43022. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Worked as technical writer for Linotype, Canon USA, Computer Associates, and other companies for more than twenty years; AT&T Laboratories, Reynoldsburg, OH, manager and Web site developer. Coach for Knox County Baseball League.

MEMBER: Phi Beta Kappa.

WRITINGS:

Bushville: Life and Time in Amateur Baseball (memoir), McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

Contributor to Kenyon Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A novel; a screenplay.

SIDELIGHTS: Jerry Kelly told CA: "After working for over twenty years as a technical writer, I returned to college to complete an undergraduate degree and also to fulfill a lifelong wish to play college baseball. With years of amateur and semi-professional ball-playing experience, I made the Kenyon College baseball team at age forty-two and played for two seasons. Out of that experience came my first nontechnical book, Bush-ville: Life and Time in Amateur Baseball, which was a finalist for the 2001 Casey Award for best baseball book of the year.

"I'm currently working on a novel and a screenplay, while also developing Web sites. I count among my decisive influences the American poet Robert Creeley and the novelist James Salter."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Kelly, Jerry, Bushville: Life and Time in Amateur Baseball, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 1, 2001, Wes Lukowsky, review of Bushville: Life and Time in Amateur Baseball, p. 34.

Nine, spring, 2003, Jon C. Stott, review of Bushville, p. 97.

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