Kenneth Slawenski worked on J.D. Salinger's biography for eight years and is the creator of DeadCaulfields.com, a website founded in 2004 and recommended by The New York Times. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, France’s Revue Feuilleton, and his work has been excerpted in The New York Times and The Times (UK). Slawenski was born in New Jersey, and has lived there all his life.