Mike on ArtScene, Part 2

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Co-Founder J. Michael Lennon on his new biography, “Norman Mailer: A Double Life.” This is part 2 of a two part interview.

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Mike on ArtScene

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Co-Founder J. Michael Lennon on his new biography, “Norman Mailer: A Double Life.” This is part 1 of a two part interview.

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Mike on Art Beat

The private thoughts of a public man: the ambitions and insecurities of literary giant Norman Mailer.

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Former Sangamon State instructor is famed writer Mailer’s authorized biographer

J. Michael Lennon said he had two reactions when he was tabbed to write the authorized biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer. . .

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Biography emerged from decades of conversations

The research and writing “were up to the last minute” –seven years. Four years prior to that reading the letters, a collection of which Lennon hopes to edit and publish next. “There were over 50,000 written to over 4,000 people,” he said.

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Mike on The Cycle

J. Michael Lennon talks with The Cycle hosts about how Norman Mailer changed American literature. [Mike apologizes for saying that Mailer was an only child. What he meant was that Mailer was the only male child.]

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Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography

How do you tell the story of one of the 20th century’s larger-than-life literary figures? Norman Mailer’s latest biographer J. Michael Lennon talks literary reputation, omens, women, and the never written.

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Mike to Appear on MSNBC on Nov 25

Tune in to MSNBC’s The Cycle Monday, November 25 @ 3:00 EST to see a live interview with Mike.

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Providence Journal Interviews Mike

When J. Michael Lennon was a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island in the early 1970s, he did something unusual for someone writing a dissertation about a famous writer. Instead of researching someone who’d been rotting underground for scores of years, he wrote about a live author — Norman Mailer.

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Mike on The Bat Segundo Show

J. Michael Lennon is most recently the author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life. This conversation also references essays contained in the new Mailer collection, Mind of an Outlaw.

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