Author J. Michael Lennon will visit the Provincetown Public Library on Friday, August 15 at the invitation of the Board of Library Trustees, to present his New York Times Editor’s Choice book, Norman Mailer: A Double Life, at 5pm in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room. As the current president of the Norman Mailer Society, Lennon will also speak about the future of the organization. Susan Mailer, daughter of the late author, will introduce Mike Lennon at the event.
After meeting Mailer in 1972, Michael Lennon edited several high-profile works on the author, including Critical Essays on Norman Mailer (1986), Conversations with Norman Mailer (1988), The James Jones Reader (1991), and Norman Mailer’s Letters on An American Dream, 1963-69 (2004). Lennon will also provide insight into Mailer’s legacy in Provincetown as part of his presentation.
Attendees are asked to provide a minimum admission donation of $15 at the door. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Cosmos Catering, a local Provincetown business. Copies of Norman Mailer: A Double Life, will be available for purchase at the Library beginning July 15, and will also be on sale at the event on the evening of August 15.