JML and Colum McCann

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The 10 Best Norman Mailer Books

There has been debate on whether Mailer’s greatest achievements are in fiction or nonfiction, but it is clear that he was ambidextrous, so to speak, excelling in both. I lean slightly toward his nonfiction in my picks.

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Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Mike and Barbara Wasserman. Photo by Donna Pedro Lennon.

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Mike and Robert Lucid

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A Conversation with Mike

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Mike Says “Happy Oktoberfest”

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Mike and Joseph Lennon

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From Mike

Dear Friends, Today I received the first copy of Norman Mailer: A Double Life, which gave me a clear and present thrill. The bio came in at 947 pages—763 of text, the rest are devoted to notes, bibliography, index, and acknowledgements. The photos, 53 of them, are clear and well-presented. Most of them have not been […]

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Mike at Villanova

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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 […]

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