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Mailer, Norman

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMailer, NormanNorman MailerMailer, Norman  (1923–2007) a US writer and journalist, known for dealing with social and political subjects and for criticizing US society. His books often contain a lot of sex and violence, and many of them are based on real events. They include The Naked and the Dead (1948) and An American Dream. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for The Armies of the Night, and in 1980 for The Executioner's Song.
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