“Mailer Dubbed Big Apple’s Author.” Article by Associated Press writer. Newport (R.I.) Daily News, 14 November. Mailer is quoted briefly in this report on his 13 November appointment by Governor Mario Cuomo as New York State Author, which came with a $10,000 prize. Audre Lorde was appointed state poet on the same day, the report notes. On the occasion, Mailer was introduced by William Kennedy, who reprinted his introduction in his collection, Riding the Yellow Trolley Car: Selected Nonfiction (New York: Viking, 1993).