2020-04-25: In the LA Review of Books, Mark Hanson writes about “Mailer in Miami”: “Whenever Mailer changed gears from fiction to journalism, the novelistic keen eye for character and detailed scene-setting merged with the beat reporter’s feel for the smoke-filled back rooms.”
2020-04-01: Join us for this year’s conference in Long Branch, NJ, October 15–17. More information is on our conference page.
2020-03-19: The New York Times recommends The Executioner’s Song in “True Crime Favorites From New York Times Critics and Staff.” Dwight Garner writes: “With ‘The Executioner’s Song,’ Norman Mailer seemed to cram all of America into this sprawling book about the life and death of the murderer Gary Gilmore. He became internationally famous after he demanded that the state of Utah, where he killed two people, put him to death. The book, which won a Pulitzer Prize, is awesome in its sweep, power and (for Mailer) plain-spoken humanity.”
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