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Patricia Ahearn

The Society’s Board was saddened to hear of the passing of Patricia Ahearn, former Board member. A letter from her husband, follows. I’m very sorry to say that Pat, my wife of 55 years, died yesterday of complications from cancer and Alzheimer’s. As many of you know, her breast cancer from 2009 came back in…

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Today, Mailer would have turned 91. His last novel, The Castle in the Forest, was as complicated as its author. Few things say “dangerous writing territory” like a story about Hitler’s childhood. And yet Castle received the best critical reviews of Mailer’s career since Executioner. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, concluding that, “Mailer arrives at a somber, compelling portrait…

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2009 Brooklyn Book Festival

On Sunday, September 13, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the fourth annual free Brooklyn Book Festival, presenting over 220 authors and a literary marketplace of more than 150 booksellers and literary organizations. The program will include a tribute to Norman Mailer with Pete Hamill and Norris…