Random House Says No to New Norman Mailer Book

From a New York Times story by Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris headlined “Norman Mailer Book to Be Released by Skyhorse”:

Last year, in the wake of growing partisan division in America and the Jan. 6 riots, friends and strangers kept asking John Buffalo Mailer what his father, who died in 2007, would make of this moment.

He realized there was already an answer in some of the essays and other writing by his father, Norman Mailer, including stark warnings about the fragility of democracy and the threat of political violence. He spoke to J. Michael Lennon, who wrote a biography of Norman Mailer, and together they began planning a collection of Mailer’s work on the subject.