Norman Mailer

1923 - 2007

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Nachem Malech Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007), known by his pen name Norman Kingsley Mailer, was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than six decades, Mailer had 11 best-selling books, at least one in each of the seven decades after World War II. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948 and brought him early renown. His 1968 nonfiction novel The Armies of the Night won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction as well as the National Book Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Mailer has received more than 3,861,772 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Norman Mailer is the 1,121st most popular writer (up from 1,352nd in 2019), the 1,311th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,722nd in 2019) and the 124th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Deer Park
Advertisements for myself
An American Dream
The Naked and the Dead
Barbary Shore
Tough guys don't dance


Among writers, Norman Mailer ranks 1,121 out of 7,302Before him are Henri Michaux, Bernardino de Sahagún, Zenodotus, Ernst Hanfstaengl, P. L. Travers, and Alain-Fournier. After him are Antarah ibn Shaddad, Agathon, Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, Lü Dongbin, Edmund Spenser, and John Grisham.

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Among people born in 1923, Norman Mailer ranks 51Before him are Shūsaku Endō, Glynis Johns, René Thom, Aristides Pereira, Walter Kohn, and Queen Anne of Romania. After him are Linda Christian, Stephanie Kwolek, Horst Tappert, Dev Anand, Freeman Dyson, and Victoria de los Ángeles. Among people deceased in 2007, Norman Mailer ranks 44Before him are Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Lois Maxwell, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Paul Watzlawick. After him are Gaston Thorn, John Backus, E. Howard Hunt, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Paul Lauterbur, and Petar Stambolić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 1,311 out of 20,380Before him are Chris Columbus (1958), Owen Wilson (1968), Dionne Warwick (1940), Philip Johnson (1906), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and Wallace Carothers (1896). After him are Angela Bassett (1958), Kathleen Turner (1954), Thomas Burke (1875), Gene Tierney (1920), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), and Rosemary Kennedy (1918).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Norman Mailer ranks 124Before him are Sam Shepard (1943), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Valerie Solanas (1936), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), and Michael Connelly (1956). After him are John Grisham (1955), John Updike (1932), Fredric Brown (1906), Anne Rice (1941), E. Howard Hunt (1918), and John Jacob Astor IV (1864).