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Late author Mailer wins 'bad sex' prize

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. author Norman Mailer is the first writer to posthumously win Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award, the BBC reported.

Author Norman Mailer dead at 84

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Pulitzer winner and new-journalism pioneer Norman Mailer, author of "The Naked and the Dead," died Saturday in New York City of acute kidney failure at 84.

Mailer's ex-wife details stabbing attack

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Norman Mailer's second ex-wife, Adele, calls the famed writer, recovering from lung surgery in a New York hospital, a narcissistic monster who once stabbed her.

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Washington editor to head Village Voice

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Village Voice turns 50, merges with chain

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- New York's venerable Village Voice said Monday it is merging with an Arizona-based media chain.

Mailer: Times book critic a 'kamikaze'

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Literary legend Norman Mailer has gotten himself embroiled in a nasty public squabble with New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani.

Huffingtonpost to Yahoo!

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Political pundit Arianna Huffington has signed a deal with Yahoo! News that will allow Yahoo! to post content from Huffingtonpost.com.
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Norman Mailer
Author Norman Mailer, shown in this April 30, 2002 file photo at a New York Barnes and Noble book store, has died at the age of 84 in New York City on November 10, 2007. The two time Pulitzer Prize winner died of acute renal failure. (UPI Photo/Ezio Peterson)

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director.

Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, John McPhee, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of narrative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, which superimposes the essay onto the nonfiction novel. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once. In 1955, Mailer, together with Ed Fancher and Dan Wolf, first published The Village Voice, which began as an arts and politics oriented weekly newspaper distributed in Greenwich Village. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.

Norman Kingsley Mailer was born to a well-known Jewish family in Long Branch, New Jersey. His father, Isaac Barnett Mailer, was a South African-born accountant, and his mother, Fanny Schneider, ran a housekeeping and nursing agency. Mailer's sister, Barbara, was born in 1927. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Boys' High School and entered Harvard University in 1939, where he studied aeronautical engineering. At Harvard, he became interested in writing and published his first story at the age of 18, winning Story Magazine's college contest in 1941. As an undergraduate, he was a member of The Signet Society. After graduating in 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In World War II, he served in the Philippines with the 112th Cavalry. He was not involved in much combat and completed his service as a cook, but the experience provided enough material for The Naked and the Dead.

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