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Norris Church Mailer Memorial

A memorial for Norris Church Mailer will be held next spring in New York, and another in Provincetown. Times and places will be announced in early 2011. The family has asked that memorial contribution checks be made out to The Mailer Center, and mailed to The Mailer Center, 1115 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY…

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Norris Church Mailer 1949-2010

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norris Church Mailer, widow of Norman Mailer, who died November 21, 2010, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. Norris was many things to many people. She was an unusually gifted and talented writer, an insightful observer of the human condition, both as…

Colony News

Pamuk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s first Nobel laureate in literature, was honored on Tuesday by the Norman Mailer Center in Massachusetts with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Norman Mailer Center and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony presented Pamuk with the 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize during the center’s annual benefit gala in New York, news agencies…

Conference News Society

Membership Letter, Spring 2010

Dear Mailerians! Here we are entering the 8th year of The Norman Mailer Society. We proudly celebrate the success of seven outstanding conferences and three stellar issues of The Mailer Review. We could not have accomplished this without your support and the guidance of the Executive Board of The Norman Mailer Society. It is with…

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Writers Colony and NCTE Announce Winners

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony have awarded the first annual Norman Mailer High School Nonfiction Writing Award to EMILY SWANAGIN of Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, and the first annual Norman Mailer College Nonfiction Writing Award to JOHN GILMORE of Utah State University, Logan,…

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Richard Poirier Dies at 83

Richard Poirier, a prolific and populist cultural critic who founded a literary journal, Raritan: A Quarterly Review, and who was a founder of Library of America, the nonprofit publisher of American classics, died in Manhattan on Saturday. He wrote admiringly of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, Norman Mailer and the Beatles, finding in all of them…