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Norman Mailer plans first novel in a decade

The author's latest fiction work is scheduled for release next January.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer — his first novel in 10 years — will be released in January, his publisher announced Friday.

The title of the new book is “The Castle in the Forest,” Random House said in a statement. It said a synopsis was not available.

Mailer’s last novel, “The Gospel According to the Son,” told the gospel story from Christ’s point of view.

In 2003, he wrote two nonfiction books: “The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing” and “Why Are We At War?”

Mailer won the Pulitzer for “The Executioner’s Song” (1979), a “true life novel” that chronicled the life and death of Utah murderer Gary Gilmore. “Armies of the Night” (1968), a nonfiction book on the anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon, won both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award.