On March 4, he makes last entry in “Lipton’s.”
11 April, Peter born to Mailer’s sister, Barbara, then married to Larry Alson.
The Deer Park is published on 14 October, and on 13 November climbs to number six on the New York Times bestseller list.
With Edwin Fancher and Daniel Wolf, Mailer founds The Village Voice, investing $10,000, and giving the paper its name. He also contributes a weekly column. The Voice’s first issue is published on 26 October. For a time he is circulation manager of the Voice.