JD Salinger

  • JD Salinger: Not quite the 'Catcher in the Rye' March 29, 2012

    When JD Salinger passed away in 2010 at the age of 91, it became clear that he hadn't lost his ability to split the world into two. Either you get the Glass family, or you don't. The precocious siblings were refractions of the author's own identity, something that becomes more...
  • Letters show Salinger's warm, affectionate side January 27, 2011

    London: Previously unseen letters from 'The Catcher in the Rye' author JD Salinger show the kind of "warmth" and "affection" not often associated with someone who is seen as an eccentric recluse, a university said on Thursday. Salinger wrote the letters to Donald Hartog from London, between October 1986 and January...
  • Reclusive US author JD Salinger dies at 91 June 15, 2010

    Boston: Reclusive US author JD Salinger, who wrote the American postwar literary classic The Catcher in the Rye, has died of natural causes aged 91. His literary agent, Phyllis Westberg, said he died on Wednesday at his home in New Hampshire. The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951. Its story...