Norman Mailer was one of the founders of the Greenwich Village newspaper, The Village Voice.
Have you ever read The \faked and the Dead by Norman Mailer?
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
Another one said that people couldn’t read well enough anymore to turn print into exciting situations in their skulls, so that authors had to do what Norman Mailer did, which was to perform in public what he had written.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
I checked a dictionary and found that Norman Mailer was allowed to use "like" in his novels, so I initially refused to make the changes.
Leslie Marmon Silko -- Ceremony
American publishers boast long lists of contemporary writers with international reputations, such as Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, E. L. Doctorow, and Pat Conroy—to name a few.
Robert MacNeil and William Crane -- Do You Speak American?
So Norman Mailer, as a kind of fug-you to the publisher, went through his 872-page book and changed every last F-word to ’fug.’