Author Biography J.D. Salinger

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J.D. Salinger Marquis Castro May 3, 2010 Biography Jerome David Salinger known for his best story written The Catcher in The Rye was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City. His dad was Jewish and his mom was Christian, just like the main character in the story The Catcher in The Rye. As a child he grew up attending public schools and military academy in New York. He first started writing in magazines in New York but he also wrote several stories in his early times like A Perfect Day for Banana Fish. He also enrolled in Ursinus College at Collegeville Pennsylvania. As he got older he eventually had to leave the United States to go fight in World War 2. After the war J.D. Salinger came back to New York began to write for the New York magazine. In 1951 he published his first book called The Catcher in The Rye and it became extremely popular to all readers. J.D. Salinger then published a book in 1961 called Franny and Zooey, it wasn’t as popular as The Catcher in The Rye. After a while he eventually moved from New York to New Hampshire where he finished writing more books but didn’t have them published. He kept trying to avoid all the public attention of the people by hiding. In 1999 J.D. Salinger published another book after 34 years from his last publish, the book was called Hapworth 16, 1924. J.D. Salinger had two kids , their names were Margret Salinger and Matt Salinger. In 2000 Margret Salinger wrote a book called Dream Catcher: A Memoir it was telling about her family like her dad and her mom, Also his son Matt Salinger became an actor. J.D. Salinger died in January 27, 2010 he died at the age of 91 years old. Even though J.D. Salinger has passed on, his novels still sell over 250,000 copies a year. He was one of the most important authors to live during World War 2 as said in New York Times. The Catcher in

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