Norman Mailer


With his refined and incisive writing, Norman Mailer (born 1923) reflected on and interpreted some of the most significant events of the 20th century. American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor, and political activist, Mailer was raised in Brooklyn, New York and drafted into the US army, the experience of which inspired him to write his first novel, The Naked and the Dead. Along with his novel The Executioner’s Song and non-fiction work The Armies of the Night, which both won the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer’s journalism and essays marked critical moments in American culture.