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Norman Mailer


(Norman Kingsley Mailer)
USA flag (1923 - 2007)

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 and published his first book, The Naked and the Dead, in 1948. The Armies of the Night won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1969; Mailer received another Pulitzer in 1980 for The Executioner's Song.
 
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