“One Helluva Guy.” Article-interview by Ginny Dougary. (London) Times 2 magazine, 2 June, 3–7. Long, wide-ranging and revealing piece full of thoughtful exchanges. For example, when Dougary asks Mailer if he has succeeded in delivering on his early promise, he replies,
||Well, you never reach the mark that you set for yourself. The question is do you get near enough to the mark not to wince when you figure out what you’ve done with your life? And I would answer affirmatively. Yes, I think I got near enough. But did I do it all? No, I made more promises than I kept.