The novelist J.D. Salinger died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Famously reclusive American author of Catcher in the Rye, a controversial novel that paints a compelling picture of teenage disillusionment and alienation. His other literary works include a short story collection entitled Nine Stories and a novella called Hapworth 16, 1924.
He was married three times: to Sylvia Welter (1945-1947), Claire Douglas (1955-1967), and Colleen O’Neil (1988 until his death). With his second wife, Claire Douglas, he had two children: Margaret and Matthew.
“I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes: J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.” (Louis Sachar)
“I really like the short stories that Melissa Bank writes. I think she’s sort of channeling the female version of J.D. Salinger in more recent days.” (Whit Stillman)
“I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.'” (John Krasinski)