J.D. Salinger letters show that the enigmatic writer of 'The Catcher in the Rye' was an affectionate friend who enjoyed gardening, trips to the theater and church suppers — and thought one restaurant chain's burgers were better than the rest.
J.D. Salinger biographer Kenneth Slawenski is "very hopeful" that “new” works by Salinger will soon be available.
In 1969, J.D. Salinger came to visit and offered some blunt advice to an aspiring writer.