Born: January 31, 1923
Died: November 10, 2007
Occupation: Novelist, essayist, journalist, columnist, poet, playwright
Biography: Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate. His best work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1980, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer's book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.