About the Author
NormanMailer's first novel, "The Naked and the Dead", is widely regarded as one of the finest American novels of the twentieth century. Among Norman Mailer's other achievements are "Why Are We in Vietnam?, The Armies of the Night", for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1968, and "The Executioner's Song", which won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize.
JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of nine novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, and Gun, with Occasional Music. Dissident Gardens is his most recent novel.