Norman Mailer

Winter at the Tip of Cape Cod

Tom Ward | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Ward

Cape Cod's Provincetown may have a reputation as a summer-time party town, but there's still plenty to once winter comes around and the hordes of tourists have migrated to warmer climes.

The Books I Love and How They've Shaped Me

Tom Ward | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

University introduced me to writers I would never have read of my own accord. Sam Selvon, Angela Carter, Ballard etc etc. By now I was actively searching out writers. I loved Buk, so wanted to read Fante and Celine. McCarthy was a hero and Patrick DeWitt filled the gap that McCarthy's long-awaited next novel is sure to fill.

How I Tricked My Way Into Meeting Muhammad Ali

Tom Ward | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Ward

How long should you brush your teeth for before you meet Muhammad Ali? I had eaten a taco earlier in the day. What a fool I had been. A young fool full of the naivety of New York. What would happen if I did a taco burp as I was introduced to Muhammad Ali? It did not bear thinking about.

Gore Vidal - Probably the Most Important Man of American Letters Since Mark Twain

John Wight | Posted 30.09.2012 | Home
John Wight

Though a man of the left, Vidal carried the air of a patrician who could give any English aristocrat a run for their money when it came to emitting an aura of superiority. However, in Vidal's case, a sense of arrogance was well deserved given his abundant talent and intelligence.

Great Works Of Friction: Legendary Literary Feuds

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2012 | Home

Feuding, fighting and fisticuffs are not things we normally associate with literary types. More often we think of someone sat at a desk covered in ...

Coffee Table Glamour - Norman Mailer & Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Hollywood's ultimate glamour girl, Marilyn Monroe. In recognition, German art book publishers Taschen have produced the most exquisite coffee table tome which republishes the original text from two time Pulitzer winner, Norman Mailer's 1973 biography, Marilyn, paired with influential New York photographer Bert Stern's sumptuous portraits.