By Jack Henry Abbott:


In the Belly of the Beast, Random House, 1981

My Return, Prometheus, 1987

On Jack Henry Abbott (and Norman Mailer):


Jack and Norman by Jerome Loving, St. Martin’s Press, 2017


Victim vs. ‘Star’: Convict-Turned-Author Gest More Sympathy Than Talented Actor He’s Accused of Killing, Miguel Perez, Daily News, July 25, 1981

A Child of the State: In the Belly of the Beast, Terrence Des Pres, New York Times Book Review, July 19, 1981

Freedom for Convict-Author: Complex and Conflicting Tale, M.A. Farber, New York Times, August 17, 1981

The Literary Life of Crime, Naomi Munson and James Atlas, The New Republic, September 9, 1981

The Brief and Violent Freedom of Jack Abbott, Robert Sam Anson, Life, November 1981

The Poetic License to Kill, Lance Morrow, Time Magazine, Feb 1982, Vol. 119, issue 5, p.90

Il Mulino Reviews, Dining Out Guide: Casual Italian, New York Times, May 2, 1986

Restaurants: Greek food without the cliche elements, Italian food that starts before the menu arrives, Bryan Miller, New York Times, May 27, 1988

A New Book Explores the Fatal Friendship Between Jack Abbott and Norman Mailer, Allen Barra, The Village Voice, May 9, 2017

Crime and Publishing: The Story of Jack Abbott and Norman Mailer, Rachel Monroe, Los Angeles Review of Books, July 23, 2017

By Norman Mailer:


The Naked and the Dead, Rinehart, 1948

Barbary Shore, Rinehart, 1951

The Deer Park, Putnam’s, 1955

The White Negro, San Francisco City Lights, 1957

Advertisements for Myself, Putnam, 1959

Death for the Ladies (and Other Disasters), Putnam, 1962

An American Dream, Dial, 1965

Why Are We in Vietnam, Putnam, 1967

The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer, Dell, 1967

The Armies of the Night, New American Library, 1968

Miami and the Siege of Chicago, New American Library, 1968

Of a Fire on the Moon, Little, Brown, 1971

The Prisoner of Sex, Little, Brown, 1971

The Fights, Little, Brown and Company, 1975

A Transit to Narcissus, Howard Fertig, 1978

The Executioner’s Song, Little, Brown and Company, 1979

Ancient Evenings, Simon and Schuster, 1980

Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Random House, 1984

Harlot’s Ghost, Random House, 1991

The Gospel According to the Son, Random House, 1997

The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing, Random House, 2003

The Castle in the Forest, Random House, 2007

Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays, Penguin, 2014

On Norman Mailer: 


Managing Mailer, Joe Flaherty, Coward, McCann, 1970

The Last Party, Adele Morales Mailer, Barricade Books, 1997

Mailer: His Life and Times, Peter Manso, Washington Square Press, 2008

A Ticket to the Circus, Norris Church Mailer, Random House, 2011

Loving Mailer, Carole Mallory, 2012

Norman Mailer: A Double Life, J. Michael Lennon, Simon and Schuster, 2013


Norman Mailer Arrested in Stabbing of Wife at a Party, The New York Times, November 22, 1960

Americana: Of Time and the Rebel, Time, December 5, 1960

Norman Mailer Runs for Mayor, Joe Flaherty, The Village Voice, April 24, 1969

My Mailer Problem, Germaine Greer, Esquire, May 1, 1971

Norman Mailer Writes a Dithyramb, Anatole Broyard, The New York Times, May 27, 1971

Mailer Finds Book Is No Advertisement to Himself, Eric Pace, October 18, 1972

Mailer Goes Egyptian, Marie Brenner, New York Magazine, March 28, 1983

Norman Mailer Stabs His Wife, Peter Kobel, Entertainment Weekly, November 15, 1991

Tough Guys Do Dance, The Irish Times, September 27, 1997

“Machismo Isn’t That Easy to Wear”, Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, February 5, 2002

The Last Man Standing, Tom Junod, Esquire, January, 2007

Mailer’s Young Hitler Novel Angers Germans, Jess Smee, The Guardian, January 29, 2007

Riding the Whirlwind: Mailer Interview, Michael Chaiken, Film Comment, July-August, 2007

Norman Mailer, Towering Writer With Matching Ego, Dies at 84, Charles McGrath, The New York Times, November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer Obituary, James Campbell, The Guardian, November 12, 2007

Mailer’s Talent Was Never as Big as His Ego, Jay Parini, The Guardian, November 12, 2007

Farewell to Norman Mailer, a sexist, homophobic reactionary, Joan Smith, The Guardian, November 13, 2007

In This Corner, Norman Mailer, Dick Cavett, The New York Times, November 14, 2007

The Woman in the Shadow, John Freeman Gill, The New York Times, November 18, 2007

1962 International Writers’ Conference, Jed Birmingham, Reality Studio, January 21, 2008

Mailer’s Movie Madness, Patricia Bosworth, Vanity Fair, February 12, 2008

The Mailer Files, Thessaly LaForce, The New Yorker, November 11, 2008

It took a Village, Louis Menand, The New Yorker, December 28, 2008

William Burroughs and Norman Mailer, Jed Birmingham, Reality Studiom, 2009

Being Norman Mailer’s Wife, Alex Witchel, The Sunday Times, April 10, 2010

Advertisements for Norman Mailer, Jonathan Lethem, LA Review of Books, October 3, 2011

Norman Mailer’s True Fiction, Richard Brody, The New Yorker, October 4, 2011

Norman Mailer Runs for Mayor, Stabs Wife, Evan Hughes, NY Magazine, March 30, 2012

Norman Mailer, Auteur, Christine Smallwood, The New Yorker, September 25, 2012

Stabbing Your Wife as an Existential Experiment, Thomas McGrath, June 1, 2013

The Norman Invasion, Louis Menand, The New Yorker, October 14, 2013

The Novel that Norman Mailer Didn’t Write, Richard Brody, The New Yorker, October 16, 2013

Fight Club: Two Rounds With Norman Mailer, Nate Freeman, Observer, October 22, 2013

Norman Mailer at the Movies, Richard Brody The New Yorker, October 30, 2013

Norman Mailer: Writer of a Bygone Era, Michael Wolff, The Guardian, September 30, 2013

The Strange Powers of Norman Mailer, Edward Mendelson, The New York Review, 

November 21, 2013

Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J. Michael Lennon – review, Philip French, The Guardian, 

December 2, 2013

The Gospel According to Norman, Christian Lorentzen, Book Forum, Dec/Jan 2014

Norman Mailer’s Of A Fire on the Moon: a Giant Leap for Reportage, Geoff Dyer, The Guardian, May 24, 2014

When Writers Attack, Jonathan Gottschall, Lit Hub, April 23, 2015

Mailer vs. The Liberals, Taki Theodoracopulos, The American Conservative, June 8, 2015

Where is the Modern-Day Mailer?, Tim Lemire, Project Mailer, July 29, 2015

Adele Morales, Artist Who Married Norman Mailer, Dies at 90, William Grimes, The New York Times, 24 November, 2015

The Complications on Norman Mailer, Philip Sipiora and J. Michael Lennon, 

The Mailer Review, Vol. 7, 2017

Norman Mailer’s Snarling Encounter With Feminism, Restaged in Trump’s America, Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, February 23, 2017

How Norman Mailer Blurred the Line Between the Literary and the Lurid, Ashley Rindsberg, 

Los Angeles Review of Books, March 4, 2017

Norman Mailer v. Germaine Greer, Travis Diehl, The Guardian, March 31, 2017

Burroughs’ Statements at the 1962 International Writers’ Conference, Reality Studio, 

February 21, 2018

Why Norman Mailer Still Matters in 2018, Amy Brady, The Village Voice, March 22, 2018

Should we still read Norman Mailer?, Chrir Barsanti, The Millions, May 9, 2018

Confessions of a Left-Conservative: Norman Mailer in the Library of America, Jonathan Kirshner, LA Review of Books, September 19, 2018

F-Bombs and Insults: Norman Mailer’s Epic Run for Mayor of New York in 1969, Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post, June 15, 2019

Mailer and Violence, Ted Burke, January 25, 2020

Blood in the Morning: the Turbulent Relationship of Norman Mailer and Adele Morales, M.J. Moore, Criminal Element, February 27, 2020 

Town Bloody Hall – Rip-Roaring Feminist Cross Fire, Thomas Doherty, The Arts Fuse, 

October 18, 2020

Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer, The Allen Ginsberg Foundation, January 31, 2021


Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?, Dock Fontaine, 1968

Wild 90, Norman Mailer, 1968

Beyond the Law, Norman Mailer, 1968

Maidstone, Norman Mailer, 1970

Town Bloody Hall, Chrish Hegedua and D.A. Pennebaker, 1979

Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Norman Mailer, 1987

Norman Mailer: The American, Joseph Mantegna, 201


Norman Mailer – What is a Hipster?, origin unknown, year unknown

Norman Mailer’s USA, Fem Amerikanare, Swedish Television, 1966

The Summer Way with Marshall McLuhan, conversation with Norman Mailer, CBC, 1968

Firing Line with William F. Buckley, interview with Norman Mailer, Episode 102, May 28, 1968

Norman Mailer Mayoral Campaign, New York, Kino Library, 1969

Desert Island Discs, with Norman Mailer, BBC Radio 4, December 15, 1979

The Dick Cavett Show, with Janet Flanner, Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal, December 1, 1971

Interview with Adele Morales, Jason Howard, Famous X2, 1997

“Norman Mailer, I’m Pregnant”, Gilmore Girls, Season 5 Episode 6, October 26, 2004

Mailer reads The Naked and The Dead in 1983, Norman Mailer Society Podcast by Justin Bozung, Episode 26, 15 April, 2016 –

The exhaustive archives of Project Mailer have been an invaluable source of information and material:

By Jerzy Kosinski (and a number of uncredited ghost writers):


The Painted Bird, Houghton Mifflin, 1965

Steps, Random House, 1968

Being There, Harcourt Brace, 1970

The Devil Tree, Harcourt Brace, 1973

Cockpit, Houghton Mifflin, 1975

Blind Date, Houghton Mifflin, 1977

Passion Play, St. Martin’s Press, 1979

Pinball, Bantam, 1982

The Hermit of 69th Street, Seaver Books, 1988

Conversations With Jerzy Kosinski, University of Mississippi, 1993

Passing By: Selected Essays, 1962-1991, Grove, 2007

Oral Pleasure, Kosinski as Storyteller, Grove, 2012

On Jerzy Kosinski:


In Touch: The letters of Paul Bowles, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993  

Letter to James Leo Hurley, April 8th 1966, mentions Lila Van Saher

Jerzy Kosinski: a Biography, James Park Sloan, Penguin, 1996 

Karmic Traces, Genuine Fakes, Eliot Weinberger, New Directions, 2000 


Wife Sues Dr. Van Saher: Novelist Says World Bar Head Threw Dictionary at Her, New York Times, September 26, 1949

Lilla Alexander Van Saher, Writer and Former Actress, Obituary, New York Times, July 19, 1968

Jerzy Kosinski, The Art of Fiction No. 46, George Plimpton and Rocco Landesman, The Paris Review, Summer 1972

An Interview with Jerzy Kosinski, Roger Copeland, New York Art Journal, Vol. 21, 1980

Being Jerzy Kosinski, Barbara Gelb, New York Times Magazine, February 21, 1982

Jerzy Kosinski’s Tainted Words, Geoffrey Stokes and Eliot Freemont, The Village Voice, June 22, 1982 

17 Years of Ideological Attack on a Cultural Target, ,John Corry, The New York Times, 

November 7, 1982

The Kosinski Conundrum, Stephen Schiff, Vanity Fair, June 1988 

The Most Considerate of Men, John Corry, American Spectator, July 1991

Painted Words, Russ W. Baker, The Village Voice, March 15, 1994

Interview with Mrs. Katherina Von Fraunhofer-Kosinski, with Barbar Tepa Lupack, The Polish Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2004

Will the Real Jerzy Kosinski Please Stand Up?, Michael P. Kardos, The Missouri Review, February 10, 2005 

The Rise and Fall of Jerzy Kosinski, Phillip Routh, Arts and Opinions, November 6, 2007.

The Tainted Bird, Sam Kerbel, Tablet Magazine, December 4, 2012 

Jerzy Kosinski’s Traumas, Real and Invented, Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, March 20, 2017

Designing for Jerzy Kosinski: The Embellished Bird, Roy R. Behrens,


Sex, Lies and Jerzy Kosinski, Agniesszka Piotrowska, BBC 1995

Jerzy Kosinski Lecture, The John Adams Institute, September 27, 1990

The Painted Boy, Norman Finkelstein, 1995

Late Night with David Letterman, with Jerzy Kosinsi, May 25, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman, with Jerzy Kosinski, April 4, 1984

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, with Jerzy Kosinski, January 10, 1980