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“Waiting for the Big One.” Article-interview by Gregory Feely. Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction (U.K.), no. 7 (January-February), 38–42. The focus of Feeley’s comments and questions in this important piece is the many novels Mailer planned but did not write, including the “big novel” he worked on in the late 1950s, the sequels to Ancient Evenings (83.18), the biker novel he started in 1966, and an autobiographical novel which had its origins, Mailer says, in “the saga of the Mailer family back in Russia with my grandfather as I imagined him. He abandoned it after reading the novels of Isaac Bashevis Singer.