Janet Coleman, author, actor, and Cat Radio Café host, speaks with Joyce Carol Oates about the life and work of Norman Mailer. “I have to say that as soon as Mailer died, the kinds of remarks made about him in the press I did not think were helpful, or deep enough, or worthy. I thought there was a lot of sniping. I was shocked at the shallowness and stupidity of some of the remarks. I really was repelled by a lot of what came out of people’s mouths, people who are not really worthy to make these statements about him.” A fascinating conversation about a great writer. The JCO interview begins about 34 and a half minutes into the podcast and lasts for about 15 minutes.

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