“Top Ten things I Learned from Norman Mailer.” Transcript of a panel discussion among Peter Alson, Danielle Mailer, Elizabeth Mailer, and Jeffrey Michelson, with several quotations from Mailer, at the 2015 Mailer Society meeting in Provincetown.
“People Who Look Alike Are Alike.” Transcript of a speech given by Kate Mailer at the 2015 Mailer Society meeting in Provincetown, with quotations from her father.
“The Collision.” Mailer Review, 10-16. Unpublished short story about a hockey game, Mailer’s first complete short story, written in January 1933, shortly before his tenth birthday. Preceded by a facsimile of the original manuscript from the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas-Austin.
“The Writer’s Daughter.” Transcript of a speech by Danielle Mailer given at the 2014 Mailer Society meeting at Wilkes University, with quotations from her father.
“The Thalian Adventure.” Mailer Review, 8-26. Previously unpublished Mailer short story, written circa 1951. Preceded by a facsimile of the original manuscript from the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas-Austin.
On 2 December, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon, published by Random House, 2 December. Contains seven hundred and fourteen letters, 1940 to 2007, selected from the approximately 50,000 Mailer wrote over his lifetime.
On 5 December, Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket, edited by Nina Weiner, is published by Taschen Books. Conceived by Lawrence Schiller. Art Direction by Josh Baker. Introduction by J. Michael Lennon. Contains Mailer’s 1960 report on the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, his essay on Jacqueline Kennedy, and over 300 photographs of JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign.
On 15 October, The Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays of Norman Mailer, edited by Phillip Sipiora, with an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, is published by Random House. It contains forty-nine of Mailer’s most important essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s.
On 15 October, Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J. Michael Lennon, is published by Simon and Schuster. This authorized biography contains extensive quotations from Mailer’s unpublished letters, interviews with him, and with 85 others—his family, friends, and literary associates.
In November, “Love-Buds,” a previously unpublished short story written by Mailer in his senior year in college, is published in the Mailer Review.
In November, “The Blood of the Blunt,” a previously unpublished short story by Mailer is published in the Mailer Review.
On 12 December, Taschen Books publishes an abridged version of Marilyn, Mailer, 1973 biography. Norman Mailer/Bert Stern/Marilyn Monroe was conceived by Lawrence Schiller using photographs by Bert Stern, and an abridged text edited by J. Michael Lennon.
In November “Norris Mailer: A Life in Words” is published in the Mailer Review. The first 166 pages of this issue are devoted to remembrances of Norris Church Mailer, who died on 21 November 2010, including many words from her husband.