Publications

Books

  • The Fight by Norman Mailer. Editor, introduction. Oversize, illustrated, condensed edition of Mailer’s book of the same title. Los Angeles: Taschen Books, 2016. (forthcoming, fall 2016).
  • Introduction to Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket. Edited by Nina Wiener. Oversize, illustrated. Los Angeles, Taschen Books, December 2014.
  • Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, Editor. New York: Random House, October, 2014. Advance excerpts in New Yorker, Playboy, NYRB. Contains 714 of Mailer’s letters from the 1940s to 2000s.
  • Norman Mailer: A Double Life. New York: Random House, 2013. Selected as “Editor’s Choice,” New York Times Book Review, and one of Amazon’s top 20 nonfiction books of 2013.
  • Norman Mailer/Bert Stern/Marilyn Monroe. Editor. Oversize, illustrated, condensed edition of Mailer’s 1973 biography, Marilyn. Los Angeles: Taschn Boks, 2011.
  • Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11. Editor. Oversize, illustrated, condensed edition of Mailer’s 1971 nonfiction narrative, Of a Fire on the Moon. 2010.
  • On God: An Uncommon Conversation. By Norman Mailer with Michael Lennon. NY: Random House, 2007.  Advance excerpts in New Yorker and Playboy.
  • Norman Mailer’s Letters on An American Dream, 1963-1969.  Editor.  Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press, 2004.  Advance excerpt in Provincetown Arts.
  • The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing. Editor.  By Norman Mailer. New York: Random House, 2003.  Advance excerpt in The New Yorker.
  • Norman Mailer: Works and Days (with Donna P. Lennon).  Preface by Norman Mailer. Shavertown: Sligo Press, 2000, 280 pp. Comprehensive annotated bio-bibliography.  Selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title, 2000” by Choice Magazine, January 2001. Called “the Rosetta Stone” of Mailer scholarship.”
  • The James Jones Reader: Outstanding Selections from His War Writings.  Editor (with James R. Giles). New York: Birch Lane Press, Carol Publication Group, 1991, 404 pp. Advance excerpt in Playboy.
  • Conversations with Norman Mailer. Editor. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1988, 396 pp. Thirty-four interviews, 1948-87, introduction and biographical chronology. Part of Conversations with American Writers series. Hard and soft cover.
  • Critical Essays on Norman Mailer. Editor. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1986, 200 pp. twenty reviews and essays, critical introduction. Part of Critical Essays on American Writers series.
  • Pontifications (20 interviews, 1958-81) by Norman Mailer. Editor. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982, 182 pp. Includes three Lennon interviews. Selected as one of the “notable books of the year” by New York Times. Hard and soft cover.

Book Chapters, Interviews, Articles and Essays (Selected)

  • “Why Mailer Matters: Three Reasons,” Mailer Review (2012); also posted on the Norman Mailer Society web site.
  • “Gore and Norman in Provincetown,” Mailer Review (2012), 58-60. Working with Vidal and Mailer in G.B. Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” production.
  • “Hemingway to Mailer–A Delayed Response,” Mailer Review (2010), 31-35
  • “Long Legs, The American Tolstoy, Oswald and the KGB: A Conversation with Lawrence Schiller,” Mailer Review (2009), 29-73 (Schiller collaborated with Mailer on Oswald’s Tale, The Executioner’s Song and several other books; Schiller is executive director of the Norman Mailer Center).
  • “Gallery Talk: The Mailer Archive.” Mailer Review 1 (fall 2007), 132-40. Overview of massive Mailer Archive. Also on the Harry Ransom Center website.
  • “A Series of Tragicomedies”: Mailer’s Letters on The Deer Park, 1954-55.” Editor.  Mailer Review 1 (fall 2007), 44-76. First appearance of NM’s letters to Styron and others.
  • “Hitler in My Mind: The Roots of The Castle in the Forest” (interview with Mailer), Provincetown Arts 22 (2007-08), 92-94.  Reprinted in Mailer Review 2 (2008), and Creating Nonfiction: edited by Becky Bradway and Douglas Hesse, (NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009).
  • “Norman Mailer: Novelist, Journalist, or Historian?” Journal of Modern Literature 30:1 (fall 2006), 91-103.
  • Norman Mailer’s Provincetown: The Wild West of the East.  Editor. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Arts Press, 2005.  Evocations of Mailer’s Provincetown, with an introduction by the editor, 12 pp.
  • “Norman Mailer.” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Jay Parini, editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.  Five-thousand word overview of Mailer’s life and works.
  • “Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead.” American Writers Classics. Jay Parini, editor.  New York: Scribner’s, 2004.  Ten-thousand word essay.
  • “Norman Mailer.” Scribner’s Great Writers Series, 2003, 195-217. New York: Gale, 2003. Ten thousand-word overview of Mailer’s life and works. Winner of Robert F. Lucid Award for Mailer Studies.
  • “A Brief History of Norman Mailer,” American Masters, PBS documentary, October 2000. Essay written for PBS American Masters website.
  • “A Conversation with Norman Mailer.” New England Review 20 (summer 1999), 138-48.
  • “Mailer’s America” (profile-interview). The Arts, Chicago Tribune (September 29, 1991), 18-19, 26. Rpt., Mailer Review (2012).
  • “Glimpses: James Jones, 1921-1977” (with George Plimpton). Paris Review 103 (summer 1987), 205-36.
  • “Les Odyssees de Norman Mailer,” Magazine Litteraire (Paris), Dec., 1983. Interview.
  • “Mailer’s Cosmology,” Modern Language Studies 12 (Summer 1982), 18-29. Reprinted in Critical Essays on Norman Mailer, Boston: G. K. Hall, 1986.
  • “Empathy and Detachment in the Narratives of Erikson and Mailer” (with Charles B. Strozier), Psychohistory Review 10 (Fall 1981), 18-32.
  • “Mailer’s Radical Bridge,” Narrative 7 (Fall 1977), 170-88.
  • “Mailer’s Sarcophagus: The Artist, the Media and the ‘Wad’,” Modern Fiction Studies 23 summer 1977), 179-87.