About the Author
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, producing more than 30 books over his writing career, including an acclaimed account of the fight between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. He is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction (The Executioner's Song) and nonfiction (The Armies of the Night, for which he pioneered a new type of creative nonfiction).
Hometown:Provincetown, Massachusetts, and New York, New York
Date of Birth:January 31, 1923
Date of Death:November 10, 2007
Place of Birth:Long Branch, New Jersey
Education:B.S., Harvard University, 1943; Sorbonne, Paris, 1947-48