Daily Archives: 10 November 2007

Norman Mailer is dead. Long live Norman Mailer

“Sans Serif” records with regret the passing away of Norman Mailer, the eternal enfant terrible of literature and one of the founding fathers of “New Journalism“, in New York on Saturday. He was 84. Born Nachem Malek, he published more than 30 books, including novels, biographies and works of nonfiction, and twice won the Pulitzer…

More things change, more they remain the same

From The Hindu, 10 November 1957: Inaugurating the 13th annual session of the All-India Newspaper Editors’ Conference in New Delhi on November 8, Prime Minister Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru outlined what he thought should be the approach of Indian newspapers which were now “on the verge of a vast increase in circulation,” consequent on the spread…