Author Of Norman Mailer Biography Speaks At Darien Library

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The Darien Library will welcome author J. Michael Lennon as a featured speaker on Sunday, Feb. 9. Photo Credit: File Photo

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Library will welcome J. Michael Lennon, author of "Norman Mailer: A Double Life," as a featured speaker. 

Lennon will be the featured guest at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Darien Library.  

"After knowing Mailer and his work intimately for many years, Lennon became his authorized biographer in 2006, with complete access to all his papers, library, and massive correspondence – about 45,000 letters over 68 years," a press release said.

“While always his own best lawyer,” Lennon wrote, “Mailer never hinted at how he wished to be portrayed, nor did he ask my intentions. He answered all my questions candidly and with much good humor, enjoining me to ‘put everything in.’”

Lennon is emeritus vice president for academic affairs and emeritus professor of English at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.

The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Road. Call  203-655-1234 for more information. 

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