James Salter

James Salter (1925–2015) was a master of the short story; an exquisite novelist and memoirist; an accomplished screenwriter, essayist, and journalist; the recipient of numerous awards, including a Donald Windham–Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize; and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was a fighter pilot in the Korean War, and his first novel, The Hunters, is based on this experience. His six other novels include A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and All That Is (Knopf, 2013). The author of the memoir Burning the Days, Salter received the PEN/Faulkner Award for his collection Dusk and Other Stories.

Photograph by Lana Rys.


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