Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948. His best-known work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, his book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948. His best-known work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, his book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.

Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer…  Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer… Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The greatest books of all time, as voted by 125 famous authors

The greatest books of all time, as voted by 125 famous authors (infographic)

The greatest books of all time, as voted by 125 famous authors

'Modern Family' Boss Talks Episode Shot Entirely on Computer Screens: 'This Is How Families Are Communicating'

'Modern Family' Boss Talks Episode Shot Entirely on Computer Screens: 'This Is How Families Are Communicating'

Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film Is Like Death (Hardcover)

Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film Is Like Death (Hardcover)

Norman Mailer (1923 – 2007) 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, (1979) 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.  Is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism.

Norman Mailer (1923 – 2007) 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, (1979) 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. Is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism.

Jack and Norman : A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song

Jack and Norman : A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song

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Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe

Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe

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