ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist.
His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948. His best-known work was widely considered to be The Executioner’s Song, which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes.
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, his book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.