Mr. Mailer Goes to Washington

David Denby writes: In recent years, Mailer has been grievously out of fashion, but in February the Library of America is bringing out a two-volume set of his work from the Sixties, one volume devoted to fiction, the other to essays and journalism, and Mailer may be due for reappraisal and revival. Read the rest […]


Mailer: the 60s Collection


Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing Program Marks 10th Anniversary

Since welcoming a first class of about a dozen students in 2005, the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program has seen over 100 books, 50 plays, 40 films and hundreds of poems and short stories published or produced by its faculty, students and alumni.


Mailer’s Biographer Begins Lecture Series

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Norman Mailer’s official biographer, J. Michael Lennon commenced the first in a series of lectures as a part of the hybrid Irish and Africana cultural studies program. J.M. Lennon is an emeritus professor of English at Wilkes University, as well as the father of University professor Joseph Lennon, who is also […]


Take a Walking Tour with Mike

The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony is inviting you to the Norman Mailer Brooklyn Walking Book Tour hosted by our faculty member and Mailer’s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon. Starting in the lobby of the St. George Residence and ending at the Norman Mailer home, Lennon will guide participants through a stimulating narrative of Norman […]


A Conversation with J. Michael Lennon

J. Michael Lennon, Norman Mailer’s archivist and Emeritus Vice President and Emeritus Professor of English at Wilkes University, recently spoke with the Ransom Center about Mailer and the upcoming Fleur Cowles Flair symposium, The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict.


Norman Mailer Biography Coming Soon

An authorized biography of Norman Mailer has been acquired by Simon & Schuster, it was announced today. The book is being written by J. Michael Lennon, a longtime friend of Mailer’s and a professor at Wilkes University.