Board of Directors

Lawrence Schiller

President & Co-founder

Lawrence Schiller was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, and grew up outside of San Diego, California. After attending Pepperdine College, he worked for Life Magazine, Paris Match, The Sunday Times, Time, Newsweek, Stern and the Saturday Evening Post as a photojournalist. He published his first book, LSD, in 1966. Since then he has published eleven books, including W. Eugene Smith’s Minamata and Norman Mailer’s Marilyn. He collaborated with Albert Goldman on Ladies and Gentleman, Lenny Bruce and again with Mailer on The Executioner’s Song and Oswald’s Tale.

His own books became New York Times Bestsellers which include American Tragedy, Perfect  Murder, Perfect Town, Cape May Court House, and Into the Mirror. He has directed seven motion pictures and miniseries for television which included The Executioner’s Song and Peter the Great which won five Emmys.

In 2008, after the death of the writer Norman Mailer, he was named Senior Advisor to the Norman Mailer Estate and is the President and Co-Founder of the Norman Mailer Center and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, in Provincetown, MA. Mr. Schiller was a close friend of Mailer and a collaborator on five of Mailer’s works.

Mr. Schiller is a consultant to NBC news, Annie Liebovitz Studio and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas and has written for The New Yorker, The Daily Beast and other publications.

Spas Roussev

Chairman of the Board

Spas Roussev (born 4 June 1954) is a businessman and entrepreneur who resides in London, England since 1991. He is Co-founder and Chairman of Telelink EAD – leading system integrator in Eastern Europe. Chairman of Liberis Media Group Bulgaria, representing and publishing the Conde Nast portfolio. With his wife Diliana Roussev they are passionate collectors of books and Contemporary Art. He sits on the Council Committee of Serpentine Gallery London, supports young artists organizing exhibitions and cultural events in his country of origin Bulgaria. Spas Roussev is among the Patrons of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in UK. His passion is to building a unique collection of Nobel Prize awarded writers’ first editions having recently completed a complete collection of Norman Mailer’s first edition books, which include self-portraits, letters and photographs.

Tina Brown

Tina Brown, Lady Evans (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1952, in Maidenhead, England) is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author of The Diana Chronicles, a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, a personal friend. Born a British citizen, she took United States citizenship in 2005. She became the editor-in-chief of Tatler magazine at the age of 25, and rose to prominence in the American media industry as the editor of the magazines Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992 and of The New Yorker from 1992 to 1998. In 2007, she was named to the Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. She has also been honored with four George Polk Awards, five Overseas Press Club awards, and ten National Magazine Awards.

J. Michael Lennon

J. Michael Lennon was appointed to write the authorized biography of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer by the Mailer estate in December of 2006, following the death of Robert F. Lucid. He is a former professor of English at Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois, and Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. While at Wilkes he held various offices, including Vice President of the university and chairman of the Humanities Division, as well as co- director of the Wilkes University low-residency MA/MFA in Creative Writing, a program which he founded in 2004, along with current Program Director Bonnie Culver. He is also the current President and one of the founders of The Norman Mailer Society, a literary society dedicated to promoting interest and scholarship on the works of Norman Mailer. He has published and edited many books and articles, and is currently based in Massachusetts.