Norman Mailer (1923–2007) was an American author, essayist, journalist, and playwright. His most acclaimed works include The Armies of Night (1968) and The Executioner's Song (1979), both of which won Pulitzer prizes. Born in New Jersey, Mailer was a prolific writer who crafted more than twenty-five books and at least 45,000 letters before his death at the age of 84.
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