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The Norman Mailer Center & The Norman Mailer Writer's Colony

2014 Annual Benefit Gala


The Sixth Annual Benefit Gala took place on Monday, October 27 at the New York Public Library in New York City. The Norman Mailer Center honored Don DeLillo with the Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement, Billy Collins with the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Poetry, and Katrina vanden Heuvel with the Mailer Prize Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Magazine Publishing.

l to r: Andrew Jones, Henry Colt, Angela Qian, Sarah Maslin, and Connor RystedtDon DeLillo and Lawrence SchillerNCTE Judges, Janice Neuleib, Doug Hesse, and Bonnie SunsteinMaster of Ceremonies, James Toback with wife, Stephanie, and son, Andre

2014 Annual Benefit Gala

Monday, October 27, 2014· 7:00 PM
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at E. 42nd Street
New York, New York

Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Don DeLillo

Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In October 2012, DeLillo receives the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work. Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In October 2012, DeLillo receives the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.

Don DeLillo Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement Presented by Nan Graham
Distinguished Magazine Publishing

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Distinguished Magazine Publishing
Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and The Boston Globe. She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post. Her blog "Editor's Cut" appears at thenation.com. She is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama (Nation Books, 2011). She is also the editor of Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover and co-editor of Taking Back America—And Taking Down The Radical Right.
Katrina vanden Heuvel Distinguished Magazine Publishing Presented by Walter Mosley
Mailer Prize for Distinguished Poetry
Photo by Suzannah Gilman

Billy Collins

Mailer Prize for Distinguished Poetry

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon.  No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.”  His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. Billy Collins has published ten collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.   In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003.  In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06. Billy Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, as well as a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College. 

Billy Collins Mailer Prize for Distinguished Poetry Presented by David Ebershoff

The 2014 Norman Mailer Center Benefit Gala at the New York Public Library offers a unique exposure to distinguished guests from the international library, culture, business and civic communities.

The Norman Mailer Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization.

The 2014 Annual Benefit Gala was underwritten by: Van Cleef & Arpels 

Gala and General Inquiries: Erika Jeffers, 646.374.3939, Option 1