Norman Mailer

Carnegie Hall Tribute to the Life of Norman Mailer

Random House and the family of Norman Mailer will present “The Time of His Time: A Celebration of Life of Norman Mailer,” which will take place at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 4 PM and will be open to the general public.
Charlie Rose will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, and among the speakers will be Joan Didion, William Kennedy, Lonnie Ali,  Don DeLillo, Tina Brown, and Sean Penn. All nine of Mailer’s children as well as his wife of 33 years, Norris Church Mailer, his sister Barbara Wasserman, his cousin, Sam Radin, and his nephew, Peter Alson, will participate. Several members of The Norman Mailer Society Board, including Congressman Neil Abercrombie, Ivan Fisher, J. Michael Lennon and Lawrence Schiller will also speak at the memorial.  In addition, several visual presentations, produced by Michael Chaiken and Lawrence Schiller, will be shown, and there will also be musical presentations by singers Sasha Lazard and Norris Church Mailer, and trombonist, Peter McEachern.
Tickets for the general public are free, and can only be picked up at the Carnegie Hall box office beginning at 11 AM on the day of the tribute. Carnegie Hall seats 2800.
All media must reserve a pass in advance by contacting Jynne Martin at 212-572-2476 or jymartin@randomhouse.com no later than Monday, April 7. These press passes can be picked up at the backstage press entrance at 161 West 56 Street beginning at 3 PM on the day of the tribute. A full list of those participating, as well as event credits and biographies, are also available from Jynne Martin.