Wednesday (4/9) at 4pm, the late Norman Mailer will be remembered at Carnegie Hall. PBS personality Charlie Rose will host the event, which is free to the public. Tickets will be made available beginning at 11am Wednesday morning at the Carnegie Hall box office. The author, who lived in Brooklyn Heights, died last year at the age of 84.
Norman Mailer Society: Charlie Rose will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, and among the speakers will be Joan Didion, William Kennedy, Lonnie Ali, Don DeLillo, Tina Brown, and Sean Penn. All nine of Mailer’s children as well as his wife of 33 years, Norris Church Mailer, his sister Barbara Wasserman, his cousin, Sam Radin, and his nephew, Peter Alson, will participate. Several members of The Norman Mailer Society Board, including Congressman Neil Abercrombie, Ivan Fisher, J. Michael Lennon and Lawrence Schiller will also speak at the memorial. In addition, several visual presentations, produced by Michael Chaiken and Lawrence Schiller, will be shown, and there will also be musical presentations by singers Sasha Lazard and Norris Church Mailer, and trombonist, Peter McEachern.