Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the most important American voices of the twentieth century—a journalist, essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, film director, and public intellectual. The author of more than forty books including The Naked and the Dead, The Executioner's Song, and Armies of the Night, he was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, received the National Book Award, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Jon Naar is an internationally acclaimed documentary and fine art photographer and the author of twelve books, including The Birth of Graffiti and the bestselling Design for a Limited Planet. His photography has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and many other museums and art galleries worldwide. He lives in New Jersey.