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  • 2016-11-28: In “Stormin’ Norman,” William Pritchard reviews J. Michael Lennon’s Norman Mailer: A Double Life and The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer and gives an overview of Mailer’s oppositional career as a writer and public voice.
  • 2016-11-10: The Norman Mailer Society is happy to announce that the Robert F. Lucid Award for the best Mailer book of 2015 goes to Kevin M. Schultz for Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties.
  • 2016-11-02: In “When Bob Dylan Practiced Downstairs,” Lucian K. Truscott talks about the time Mailer met Dylan.
  • 2016-10-01: Tim Lemire reprises his Norman Mailer impression.
  • 2016-07-18: “Judy Feiffer, Who Helped Develop Two Top Memoirs, Dies at 87”; Her portrait of Norman Mailer appeared on the jacket of the first edition of his 1959 book Advertisements for Myself.
  • 2016-07-16: The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions, including mentions of Norman Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago and The Armies of the Night.
  • 2016-07-15: In “Art Installation in Torrington Is a Colorful Reflection of a River, and a Community,” Jan Ellen Spiegel profiles Danielle Mailer who enlisted local volunteers to help create a mural-like work, with enormous fish covered in bright patterns, along the Naugatuck.
  • 2016-07-11: From Danielle Mailer: The New York Times is doing a story on my mural project which is supposed to come out Sunday the 17th although you never know. This is a 3-minutue video Pete made of the year long process to make this 186ft mural install. We will start in two weeks attaching piece by piece the entire mural to the back of this long white wall that will soon be painted blue as the backdrop for the mural. I have raised 70k mostly state grants and private foundations and have a team of 5 installing and painting wall — not to mention the 50 people in the community who have been my painting interns. So all pretty exciting. Even the mayor an here City officials have come by and done a few brush strokes.
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    2016-06-30: In anticipation of the Republican and Democratic national conventions later this summer, Nathan Gelgud, a correspondent for the Daily, will be posting a regular weekly comic about the writers, artists, and demonstrators who attended the contested 1968 DNC. See “Norman Mailer and the Pigs.”
  • 2016-06-16: If you are attending this year’s conference in Long Branch, David Light would like to remind you to book your rooms.
  • 2016-06-09: Paul Reyes discusses Mailer’s The Fight in “Muhammad Ali: A Reading List”: “Mailer’s prose is wrought, sweaty, each paragraph a three-way wrestling match between syntax, trope, and ego.”
  • 2016-06-04: Muhammad Ali: RIP ‘the greatest’: “The world's greatest athlete is in danger of being our most beautiful man. Women draw an audible breath. Men look down. They are reminded again of their lack of worth. If Ali never again opened his mouth to quiver the jellies of public opinion, he would still inspire love and hate.”
  • 2016-05-17: The Wooster Group Revisits Norman Mailer’s Attack on Feminism: Disturbed, disruptive, and displayed across projectors and television screens, Norman Mailer infects the Performing Garage’s stage with his patented brand of misogynistic bravado.
  • 2016-05-10: From Joshua Prager, Mailer Fellow. An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers.
  • 2016-04-05: In “How New York Magazine Covered the O.J. Simpson Verdict,” Christopher Bonanos discusses hiring Norman Mailer on a very short deadline.
  • 2016-03-23: In “Mailer on Trump,” Paul Baumann writes: “I’m hardly the first person to lament the fact that Norman Mailer, who died in 2007, is not around to help explain what Donald Trump’s political apotheosis means for the future of democracy and the fate of the nation.” And he won’t be the last.

  • 2016-03-15: The 2016 Mailer Poetry Fellowship will take place at the renowned Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA July 9th to July 31st. We are very excited to announce that our 2016 Poetry Fellowship will take place this Summer Season from July 9th to July 31st at the prestigious Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California. Our resident mentor will be the internationally acclaimed poet, Meena Alexander. Fellowships will be awarded to five (5) poets with one writer coming from California. All fellows will be provided with apartment housing with a kitchen during their three week residency. Each apartment will be comprised of two (2) private bedrooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. These on-campus apartments are located across the street from the writing classrooms and just up the street from the main cafeteria. More at the Norman Mailer Center.
  • 2016-01-21: The Norman Mailer Society Podcast is mentioned by James Wolcott in Vanity Fair, Feb 2016. Congratulations, Justin!

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