J.D. Salinger http://nwpr.org en Book News: Leaked Salinger Stories Pose An Ethical Dilemma http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-leaked-salinger-stories-pose-ethical-dilemma <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Three unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger have been <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/28/salinger-unpublished-stories-leaked-online">leaked online</a>, seemingly from the eBay auction of a rare and unauthorized volume called <em>Three Stories</em>. The stories have previously been available only for viewing in research libraries. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38170 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Leaked Salinger Stories Pose An Ethical Dilemma Pen Pal Of Young 'Jerry' Salinger May Have Been First To Meet Holden http://nwpr.org/post/pen-pal-young-jerry-salinger-may-have-been-first-meet-holden Fans of the reclusive J.D. Salinger are in their element these days. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 36192 at http://nwpr.org Pen Pal Of Young 'Jerry' Salinger May Have Been First To Meet Holden A Hint That J.D. Salinger Kept Writing, From A Story He Didn't Write http://nwpr.org/post/hint-jd-salinger-kept-writing-story-he-didnt-write With J.D. Salinger in the news three years after his death (and the new documentary and biography must have that obsessively private author spinning in his grave), I'm reminded of my conversations in the 1970s about Salinger with the editor of <em>The New Yorker</em>, William Shawn.<p>For a few years, as host of <em>All Things Considered</em>, I'd phone Mr. Shawn with one question or another, on background (like Salinger, he never spoke to the press). I have no idea why Mr. Shawn took my calls. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 35415 at http://nwpr.org A Hint That J.D. Salinger Kept Writing, From A Story He Didn't Write Book News: Man Booker Prize To Be Opened To Americans http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-man-booker-prize-be-opened-americans <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Britain's most prestigious literary award will be opened to Americans next year. The Man Booker Prize is currently open to writers from the 54 countries in the <a href="http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries">Commonwealth</a> and the Republic of Ireland. According to a report in <em>The Sunday Times</em>, "The organisers increasingly believe that excluding writers from America is anachronistic. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:11:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 34314 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Man Booker Prize To Be Opened To Americans Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-lance-armstrongs-lies-are-protected-judge-says <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A federal judge has <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/federal-judge-rules-for-lance-armstrong-and-publishers-in-book-lawsuit/2013/09/10/cc3202d6-1a7e-11e3-80ac-96205cacb45a_story.html">ruled</a> that Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is allowed to lie in his memoirs. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:32:00 +0000 editor 34082 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says Book News: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri Shortlisted For Booker Prize http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-noviolet-bulawayo-jhumpa-lahiri-shortlisted-booker-prize <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious literary award, was announced Tuesday morning. Although the prize is limited to writers from the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, the list skews international, and includes authors from Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Canada. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:17:00 +0000 editor 33908 at http://nwpr.org Book News: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri Shortlisted For Booker Prize Book News: Did A Missing Testicle Make J.D. Salinger A Recluse? http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-did-missing-testicle-make-jd-salinger-recluse <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Among the odder "revelations" coming out of a new J.D. Salinger biography is the claim that the author of <em>Catcher in the Rye</em> had <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/02/15-revelations-from-new-j-d-salinger-biography.html">only one testicle</a>. According to David Shields and Shane Salerno, the biography's authors, two women "independently confirmed" the story. They go on to posit that testicle-shame may have been one of the reasons he became such a recluse. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000 editor 33680 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Did A Missing Testicle Make J.D. Salinger A Recluse? The Private War Of J.D. Salinger http://nwpr.org/post/private-war-jd-salinger "J.D. Salinger spent 10 years writing <em>The Catcher in the Rye</em> and the rest of his life regretting it," according to a new book about one of America's best-known and most revered writers.<p>Salinger died three years ago at the age of 91, after publishing four slim books. But <em>Catcher in the Rye </em>has sold more than 65 million copies and has become a touchstone for young people coming of age around the world. It still sells hundreds of thousands of copies every year.<p>Shane Salerno and David Shields co-authored <em>Salinger,</em> a book looking at Salinger's work and his life. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:17:00 +0000 editor 33494 at http://nwpr.org The Private War Of J.D. Salinger New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say http://nwpr.org/post/new-salinger-books-will-arrive-2015-authors-say 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 <em>The Catcher in the Rye</em>, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.<p>The claims come from David Shields and Shane Salerno, co-authors of the biography <em>Salinger</em>, which will be published next week. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:51:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33144 at http://nwpr.org New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say