Colum McCann to Speak at Conference 2017

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.

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15th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Sarasota Lido Hotel, FL
October 26-28, 2017 

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Sarasota, Florida, in cooperation with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Phillip Sipiora (psipiora [at] gmail.com), Maggie McKinley (mmckinle [at] harpercollege.edu), J. Michael Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] charter.net), and Gerald Lucas (gerald.lucas [at] mga.edu) are the program co-chairs. Please email them with ideas for panels, papers or special events.

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Review: It’s Norman Mailer vs. Feminists in ‘The Town Hall Affair’

As for Norman Mailer, the M.C. of this fraught dialogue (which was convened in response to “The Prisoner of Sex,” his pugilistic essay on feminism in Harper’s Magazine), he’s really beside himself. When the show begins, Norman Mailer is seated next to the person he most admires, Norman Mailer. He and he are portrayed by Scott Shepherd and Ari Fliakos. (Wouldn’t you know it would take two actors to contain all that testosterone?)

Call for Papers

15th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Sarasota Lido Hotel, FL
October 26-28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Sarasota, Florida, in cooperation with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Phillip Sipiora (psipiora [at] gmail.com), Maggie McKinley (mmckinle [at] harpercollege.edu), and J. Michael Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] charter.net) are the program co-chairs. Please email them with ideas for panels, papers or special events.

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