Why These 5 Books Are On So Many School Reading Lists

Column by Leah Dearborn September 6, 2016
You may love them, you may hate them, but these classic literature 101 titles aren't going anywhere any time soon.

When Critics Are Assholes: 8 Great Books That Got Slammed

Column by Ed Sikov October 2, 2015
In the literary justice system, critic-based offenses are considered particularly heinous. Idiots are to blame. These are their stories.
'Rebel in the Rye' has found its Salinger in Nicholas Hoult

'Rebel in the Rye' has found its Salinger in Nicholas Hoult

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
Nicholas Hoult will take on the role of J.D. Salinger in "Rebel in the Rye", written and directed by Danny Strong.

5 Classic Authors Who Hated Their Book Covers (and One Who Got His Ass Kicked as a Result)

Column by Robert Bieselin July 7, 2014
Some classic authors who ridiculed designers, drew up legal clauses in the wake of bad covers, and, yes, even called publishers “fucking pigs.”
Bookshots: 'J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist' by Thomas Beller

Bookshots: 'J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist' by Thomas Beller

Review by Keith Rawson June 4, 2014
Is Thomas Beller's slim biography of J.D. Salinger a worthwhile window into the immortal writer's life, or will you want to escape its pages as quickly as possible?
Three Unpublished Salinger Stories Appear on eBay

Three Unpublished Salinger Stories Appear on eBay

News by Dean Fetzer December 3, 2013
After the feature film was released, five previously unpublished stories were scheduled to be published - someone has leaked three of them early.
‘Salinger’ Documentary Leads to Biopic

‘Salinger’ Documentary Leads to Biopic

News by Dean Fetzer September 19, 2013
Shane Salerno, who spent nine years making a documentary on the author, has joined Harvey Weinstein for a feature film focused on Salinger’s life between WWII and publication of ‘Catcher in the Rye’.
Titles of Unpublished J.D. Salinger Works Revealed

Titles of Unpublished J.D. Salinger Works Revealed

News by Dean Fetzer
‘Salinger’, the new documentary on the reclusive author, reveals the titles of five upcoming releases.
Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

News by Dean Fetzer August 26, 2013
The new documentary on the reclusive writer claims the estate has a number of manuscripts Salinger left to be published after his death.

Culling The Classics: The Catcher in the Rye

Column by Brian McGackin July 23, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

News by Christopher Shultz June 14, 2013
A documentary exploring the intrigue and mystery surrounding literature's biggest recluse,'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger.
New J.D. Salinger Book and Documentary

New J.D. Salinger Book and Documentary in Works

News by Dean Fetzer January 30, 2013
‘The Private War of J.D. Salinger’ by David Shields and Shane Salerno is scheduled to come out in September, followed by a documentary about the author in January 2014.
Catcher in the Rye dropped in favour of 'informational texts'

UPDATED - US School Curriculum: Classics to be Dropped in Favor of “Informational Texts”

News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2012
In a move guaranteed to incite criticism, American literature classics will be replaced with non-fiction books to get pupils ready for the workplace.
The Return Of Holden Caulfield

The Return Of Holden Caulfield

News by Kimberly Turner October 16, 2012
Holden Caulfield makes his first appearance on U.S. bookshelves without Salinger in Mary O'Connell's new novel, 'In The Rye.'

The Death of the Literary Recluse (And Also, Is The Internet Ruining Us?)

Column by Rob Hart August 21, 2012
With the advent of social media and blogging, can reclusive authors like JD Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, and Harper Lee still thrive? (Probably not).
Angry Salinger Shirt

Salinger T-Shirts Still Legal, Says N.H. Governor

News by Kimberly Turner June 14, 2012
J.D. Salinger’s son spent two years working on a bill allowing him to control how his late father’s image is used. It was vetoed yesterday on the grounds that it restricts free speech. Who's right?

Top 5 Mysterious Authors

Column by Jack Joslin March 7, 2012
Not every writer turns up smiling for the book signing. Here are five of the most bizarre and mysterious.
'Catcher In The Rye': Why there will never be a film

J.D. Salinger tells Hollywood to 'Suck It' From Beyond the Grave

News by John Jarzemsky February 24, 2012
A 1957 letter details J.D. Salinger's reasons for never approving of a film adaptation of 'The Catcher in the Rye.'
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2011
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.