Jerome David Salinger was an influential 20th-century American writer. Born pn January 1, 1919 in New York. He studied in New York university, Ursinus college, Columbia university.
Salinger was a literary giant despite his slim body of work and reclusive lifestyle. His landmark novel, "The catcher in the Rey", set a new course for literature in post - WW11 American and vaulted Salinger to the height of literary fame. In 1953, Salinger moved from New York City and led a secluded life, only publishing one new story before his death in the year 2010.