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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Norman Mailer Hospitalized

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer spent five days in a Boston hospital with breathing difficulties.

His editorial assistant Dwayne Raymond Prickett said on September 6 that the 84-year-old author has been told not to travel until cleared by his doctors.

Prickett said Mailer has adult onset asthma and was experiencing "labored" breathing.

Norman Mailer is a novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. He has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1968 received the National Book Award for Armies Of The Night.

In 2005, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.