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Michael Hastings to Receive Norman Mailer Award

Michael Hastings, the journalist who died earlier this year, will be among those honored by the Norman Mailer Center. Hastings will be issued the Norman Mailer Award for Emerging Journalist, Maya Angelou for Lifetime Achievement, and Junot Diaz for Distinguished Writing.

Presenters include Will Dana, Samuel Delaney and Robert Loomis.

The gala will be held Thursday, October 17, at the New York Public Library on Fifth and 42nd street.

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