The Norman Mailer Center and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony is proud to announce this year’s Mailer Prize winners to be honored at the Center’s Annual Benefit Gala, which will be held on October 19, 2010, 7:00 PM at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York City.
The 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize will be awarded to Orhan Pamuk, the great Turkish writer and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Pamuk is an author whom Mailer greatly admired, someone who has opened a window so all can better understand the culture and society from which he hails. His works have inspired literary students the world over to visit Turkey. Orhan Pamuk will be in attendance at the Gala to accept his prize and give an acceptance speech.
This year, the Center will award a special Distinguished Journalism Prize to Ruth Gruber (now 98). Gruber is a Jewish heroine, a humanitarian, and writer who reported for the New York Herald Tribune and other newspapers in the years leading up to and during World War II. From 1939 through 2007 Gruber published 18 books while continuing her work as a journalist. A New York City resident, Ruth Gruber will also be in attendance at the Gala to accept her prize.
Tina Brown will be Honorary Chair of the evening, with Gay Talese as Master of Ceremonies. For reservations or further information please contact Lynn McCary Events by phone at 212-629-8748 or by email at lynn@LynnMcCaryEvents.com.
We look forward to you joining us at the Center’s Annual Benefit Gala.