Caption: Still of J.D. Salinger in Salinger (2013)
Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
Born: January 1, 1919
Star sign: Capricorn
U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-59. Salinger was the son of a Jewish father and a ...