Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer

Born: January 31, 1923

Died: November 10, 2007

Nationality: American

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.

Source/Notes: Gen. Edward Cummings, in Pt. 1, Ch. 6 - The Naked and the Dead (1948)
Source/Notes: As quoted in The International Herald Tribune (24 January 1992)

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Source/Notes: On Tough Guys Don't Dance as quoted in The New York Times (8 June 1984)
Source/Notes: Mr. Mailer Interviews Himself in The New York Times Book Review (17 September 1965)

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