Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 books, including works of non-fiction, biographies, and novels. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for The Armies of the Night (1968), which also won the National Book Award, and The Executioner’s Song (1979). His long literary career began in 1948 when he published The Naked and the Dead, a partly autobiographical novel about World War II. His most recent novel was The Castle in the Forest, published in 2007.
Mailer was born in Long Branch, N.J., on Jan. 31, 1923 and died in New York City on November 10, 2007.