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James Salter

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James Salter was a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and essayist. Born in 1925, Salter grew up in New York City and was a career officer and Air Force pilot until his mid–thirties, when the success of his first novel The Hunters led to a fulltime writing career. Salter’s potent, lyrical prose has earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. He was the recipient of a PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, among others. His novel A Sport and a Pastime was hailed by the New York Times as “nearly perfect as any American fiction.” His other books include Cassada and Light Years. He died on June 19, 2015, at ninety years old.

James Salter Books

Don't Save Anything book cover

Don't Save Anything

James Salter
The Art of Fiction book cover

The Art of Fiction

James Salter
All That Is book cover

All That Is

James Salter
The Hunters book cover

The Hunters

James Salter
Cassada book cover

Cassada

James Salter
Phantoms on the Bookshelves book cover

Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Jacques Bonnet
A Sport and a Pastime book cover

A Sport and a Pastime

James Salter
Solo Faces book cover

Solo Faces

James Salter
Phantoms on the Bookshelves book cover

Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Jacques Bonnet
The Tender Hour of Twilight book cover

The Tender Hour of Twilight

Richard Seaver
Burning the Days book cover

Burning the Days

James Salter
Light Years book cover

Light Years

James Salter
Life Is Meals book cover

Life Is Meals

James Salter
Dusk and Other Stories book cover

Dusk and Other Stories

James Salter
Memorable Days book cover

Memorable Days

James Salter
Mrs. Bridge book cover

Mrs. Bridge

Evan S. Connell
Last Night book cover

Last Night

James Salter
Gods of Tin book cover

Gods of Tin

James Salter
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