Norman Mailer Biography

Norman Mailer
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Birthday: January 31, 1923

Died At Age: 84

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Norman Kingsley Mailer

Born Country: United States

Born in: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Famous as: Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer

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Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Adele Morales, Beatrice Silverman, Beverly Bentley, Carol Stevens, Jeanne Campbell, Norris Church Mailer

father: Isaac Barnett Mailer

mother: Fanny Schneider

children: Danielle, Elizabeth, John Buffalo Maile, Kate Mailer, Maggie, Susan

Died on: November 10, 2007

place of death: Manhattan, New York, United States

U.S. State: New Jersey

Founder/Co-Founder: The Village Voice

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education: SB Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

awards: 1969 - Pulitzer Prize award
1969 - National Book Award
2005 - National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Who was Norman Mailer?

Norman Kingsley Mailer, better known by his pen name Norman Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screen writer, essayist and film director. The author is credited with the birth and evolution of the 'New Journalism', a term used for narrative nonfictions- in America. Mailer's first literary effort was a 250 pages long story called Invasion from Mars that he wrote when he was just nine. His first bestselling novel came in 1948 entitled as The Naked and the Dead and the huge success of it was followed by other novels The Deer Park and An American Dream. In 1980, Norman authored a book The Executioner’s Song, which gained him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in the same year. Mailer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once for his literary efforts. The great bard also won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation in 2005.

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