Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning work scrutinizes the life and death of Gary Gilmore, who murdered two innocent men in Provo, Utah, in 1976. Gilmore was the first person executed in the United States following a ten-year moratorium on the death penalty which ended in 1977.
Norman gives an overview of the book:
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist from Brooklyn, New York. A journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director, Mailer had an extraordinary career as an innovator of creative nonfiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in...