A photo of J.D. Salinger taken in September 1961.
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British authors such as Hilary Mantel will soon have some competition from across the pond, according to organizers of the Man Booker Prize.
September 16, 2013 Also: A bookless public library opens in Texas; Joyce Maynard re-evaluates J.D. Salinger; and the best books coming out this week.
Lance Armstrong talks to the media after the 2011 Xterra Nationals triathlon in Utah.
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NoViolet Bulawayo is a Zimbabwean author. She is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Smeeta Mahanti/Courtesy Reagan Arthur Books
September 10, 2013 Also: A sort of poetic renaissance in Syria; former President Jimmy Carter is writing a book about women's lives; advice for fans of J.D. Salinger.
September 5, 2013 Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.
A new biography claims that unpublished fiction is on the way from late author J.D. Salinger, seen here at right posing with a friend, Donald Hartog, in 1989.
August 26, 2013 A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.
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June 4, 2009 Would you read a sequel to The Catcher in the Rye that wasn't written by Salinger?
January 6, 2009 J.D. Salinger just turned 90. How has his writing affected you?
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