Thanks to Anne Wood for writing about Barbara Wasserman in Provincetown.
Join us in D.C. for the 50th anniversary of the march on the Pentagon.
After more than 60 years, theVillage Voice is shutting down its weekly print edition.
They had to be kidding. They weren’t really serious. Were they? Norman Mailer running for mayor of New York?
At the Times, “she reached a point where she could be eviscerating” of any writer, no matter how powerful, “Mailer being a prime example. People were afraid. I was afraid.”
Are you attending this year’s conference in Sarasota? So is Steve Marcus, an artist who has created several giclee fine art prints inspired by Norman Mailer’s work. He is offering these at a discount to conference attendees, and they are available for purchase now. Steve is even graciously donating part of the proceeds to the Society.
The Mailer shelf at Powell’s Books in Portland. Thanks to Ron Fried for the photo.
We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker at the 2107 Mailer Society conference will be Colum McCann. An admirer of Mailer’s work, he met Mailer in 2006 in Provincetown, and in 2009 wrote a brilliant introduction to Moonfire, the Taschen edition of Of a Fire on the Moon. He is the author of six novels and three collections of stories.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. His work has been published in over 35 languages. He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children.