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James Salter

Just Terrific: A Remembrance of James Salter

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Jane Vandenburgh

"The city was divided," James Salter once wrote, "into those coming up and those coming down." This is in "American Express," which appeared in Dusk and Other Stories, published in 1988.

FACE IT: Aging Is Relative But Don't Give up

Michele Willens | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

There is no denying that some arenas are resistant, but hopefully not impenetrable, to those beyond a certain age.

The Most Famous Writer You've Never Heard Of

Michael Stewart | Posted 08.13.2013 | Home
Michael Stewart

James Salter is a former fighter pilot, an epicurean, a traveler, but he is mostly known as a writer's writer - a term he despises.

James Salter, Master Of Concision, Delivers An Epic In 'All That Is'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

"A major literary event." That's the phrase for any novel by James Salter, and especially "All That Is." First, because Salter is known in the trade ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen join forces, loneliness in the digital age, and the deadliest jellie...

Culture Club: 12 Reasons to Get Excited for Spring

Vogue | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment

Along with the more expected fresh things that crop up come spring, like flowers and fashion, we're anticipating a number of happy returns on the cultural landscape. From the small screen to the printed page, here is our roundup.

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Home

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

New Literary Prize Awards $150K To Writers

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among a group of writers who are now $150,000 richer thanks to the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell L...

Most Wanted Books Of 2013

Posted 12.21.2012 | Home

What are the best books of 2013? We've stepped out of our time machine (hint: talk to that person next to you on the airplane, don't try the veal) to ...

Kids Have Summer Reading Lists. Here's One For Adults. [But With No Book Reports Due In September]

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

A friend suggested I pull together a reading list for the summer. I had a hard time taking her seriously. She's one of the smartest, best-read people ...

Narrative Magazine's Weekly Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Among the contemporary masters of the short story, none surpasses James Salter. We have followed his work for decades and have heard him reading many ...

25 Novels You Can Read on a Beach Without Embarrassing Yourself (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

This summer, I'm thinking Reading Lite. An iced drink, (make mine an Arnold Palmer). A cool breeze. A careful application of sunscreen. A thin book, so I can get through it and still grab some zzzs. Books like these.

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 10 Father's Day Books He'd Never Get For Himself (But He'll Love) (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Let's give Dad a book that no one else in his crowd is getting. A book that will put ideas in his head, delight his senses and provide him with something fascinating to say. Like these...

How Not To Write About Sex | Sonya Chung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been said (possibly by Elvis Costello, though the attribution is murky) that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." The same ...