Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

Death:  10th November 2007
Location:  Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death:  Renal Failure
Photo taken by:  George Fitzgerald
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American novelist, essayist and journalist whose novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948 and is based on his military service in World War II.  His best-known work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song (1979), which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, his book Armies of the Night received the National Book Award.  Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, which uses the style and devices of literary fiction in fact-based journalism.