Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was an American author, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He was considered one of the innovators of creative nonfiction – sometimes known as New Journalism. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and a winner of the National Book Award.

Norman Mailer made his debut as a published author in 1948 with the novel The Naked and the Dead. Below is a list of Norman Mailer’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Naked and the Dead(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barbary Shore(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deer Park(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Presidential Papers(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An American Dream(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cannibals and Christians(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why are we in Vietnam?(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bull Fight: A Photographic Narrative(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maidstone(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. George and the Godfather(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watching My Name Go by(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of a Small and Modest Malignancy(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the White Negro(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancient Evenings(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tough Guys don't Dance(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harlot's Ghost(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel According to the Son(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle in the Forest(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Advertisements for Myself(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deaths for the Ladies(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Existential Errands(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Fiction of Norman Mailer(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pieces(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Essential Mailer(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pontifications(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pieces and Pontifications(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time of Our Time(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Modest Gifts(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The White Negro(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Armies of the Night(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miami and the Siege of Chicago(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of a Fire On the Moon(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prisoner of Sex(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marilyn(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fight(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Genius and Lust(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Honourable Men(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Transit to Narcissus(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Executioner's Song(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Women and their Elegance(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Huckleberry Finn: Alive at 100(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Language of Men(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How the Wimp Won the War(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marilyn: the Classic Films(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of Picasso As a Young Man(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oswald's Tale(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Mirror(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spooky Art(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Are We at War?(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Empty(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On God(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muhammad Ali: Ringside(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Faith of Graffiti(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mind of an Outlaw(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vidal vs. Mailer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Into the Mirror was co-authored by Lawrence Schiller. The Big Empty was written with John Buffalo Mailer. On God was written with Michael Lennon. Muhammad Ali: Ringside was written with Alex Haley and Joyce Carol Oates. The Faith of Graffiti was co-authored by Jon Naar. Vidal vs. Mailer also contains contributions by Gore Vidal.

If You Like Norman Mailer Books, You’ll Love…

Norman Mailer Synopsis: The Castle in the Forest is the final novel written by Norman Mailer. Its subject the evil of Adolf Hitler. The narrator, a mysterious SS man in possession of extraordinary secrets, follows Adolf from birth through adolescence and offers revealing portraits of Hitler’s parents and siblings. A crucial reflection on the shadows that eclipsed the twentieth century, Mailer’s novel is full of twists and surprises along with characteristically astonishing insights into the struggle between good and evil that exists in every one of us.

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