Norman Mailer, the Moon Landing, New Journalism, and More

Posted by Erika Funke on

On May 16th of this year, Taschen Books issued a special edition of “Moonfire” by the award-winning American writer Norman Mailer to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  First released in 2009 as an abridged version of Mailer’s original volume on the Apollo 11 mission, “Fire on the Moon”, “Moonfire” was edited by J. Michael Lennon, Mailer’s authorized biographer. 

Dr. Lennon is Emeritus Vice President for Academic Affairs and Emeritus Professor of English at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. He continues to teach in the Wilkes M.F.A. Creative Writing Program, which he cofounded. He recently spoke with Erika Funke at the VIA studios about Norman Mailer, the moon landing and Mailer’s ties to Wilkes. For more information,


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