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“Norman Mailer Elected PEN President.” PEN American Center Newsletter, no. 54 (summer), 1. One hundred and eighty-five-word excerpt from Mailer’s statement on the importance of PEN given at the PEN annual meeting, 11 July. Mailer says that “writers can speak to one another across the world more quickly than can governments.” His term ran 1984–1986.