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  • 2015-12-14: Mailer Center Awards Young Writers: The Norman Mailer Center, founded after the novelist’s death in 2007 to sustain his aim of fostering fledgling writers, honors its 2015 winners—young writers and teachers—and awards $17,500 in prizes.
  • 2015-12-11: Listen to “Superman Comes To The Supermart By Norman Mailer” on the Esquire Classic Podcast.
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    2015-11-04: Join the Norman Mailer Center on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in honoring Salman Rushdie for Lifetime Achievement.
  • 2015-11-02: Peter Alson writes about acting with Demi Moore in “Star Turn”: “I went up to the Bronx the other day to visit the set of Blind, the movie my cousin Michael Mailer is directing, based on a script by my cousin John Mailer. Little did I suspect that I would wind up in the movie. The fact is, I’d been thinking I’d wait until they were filming in Manhattan to visit. So it was a very spur of the moment decision on my part, as it was no doubt Michael’s when he asked me if I’d like to be in the movie. …”
  • 2015-10-29: An October update has been posted.
  • 2015-10-20: Superman Comes to the Supermarket: An Examination of Norman Mailer’s 1960 Kennedy Campaign Essay. Thursday, October 29, 2015. Join Lawrence Schiller, Mailer’s co-author of Oswald’s Tale, in conversation with J. Michael Lennon, Mailer’s archivist and biographer. More information at
  • 2015-10-13: “No Filter Screening Series Brings Mailer Doc To Williamsburg”: NO FILTER, a quarterly screening series hosted at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg (uh, the hip New York Williamsburg, not the colonial one), will be screening Will The Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? on October 21st.
  • 2015-10-12: “Village Voice Sold to Peter Barbey, Owner of a Pennsylvania Newspaper”: The Voice was founded by a triumvirate of New Yorkers — Dan Wolf, Edwin Fancher and Norman Mailer — and built a stable of writers who quickly became familiar to readers for their originality and wit.
  • 2015-10-05: “The 50 Greatest Esquire Covers of All Time”: Mailer on Madonna makes the list. Thanks, John.
  • 2015-09-27: The Boston Globe reports: “Norman Mailer conference starts this week.” Fans of Norman Mailer, including a half dozen of his children, will be converging on Provincetown this week for an annual conference that examines his prodigious output of fiction, nonfiction, and journalism.
  • 2015-09-22: On October 21 at 7pm, the No Filter Screening Series and the Norman Mailer Society will present Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? Get your tickets.

  • 2015-09-08: Kristin FitzPatrick’s debut book, My Pulse is an Earthquake, is a collection of short stories available September 1 from West Virginia University Press and for pre-order. The nine stories in My Pulse is an Earthquake take place in the clutches of grief, where characters struggle to make sense of sudden losses of life, love, and community. Here we see survivor’s guilt in its lesser-known forms, as it follows characters to work, to bed, and into their most haunting dreams.
  • 2015-09-07: Dr. Barry Leeds, a longtime favorite in the English Department of Central Connecticut State University, passed away last April. To celebrate his nearly 50 years of service to CCSU, the Department of English is hosting a memorial for Dr. Leeds, to which current faculty, retired faculty, students, friends, and alumni are invited. The event will take place Tuesday, October 6, in the Marcus White living room, from 5 to 7 p.m. This will be an informal venue in which attendees will be invited to share anecdotes and other reminiscences about Dr. Leeds, who was an exemplary teacher, scholar, and mentor for so many through the years. Refreshments will be provided. CCSU is located at 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050-4010. For more information, contact Robert Dunne: 860-832-2756 (

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