James Salter

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Birthday
10, 1925
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 19, 2015 (90)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1925
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 19, 2015 (90)

About

An American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter, he is best known for his novel, A Sport and a Pastime, about an erotic affair in France. His other works include such screenplays as Downhill Racer (1969) and The Appointment (1969) and such novels as Solo Faces (1979) and Light Years (1975).

Before Fame

He was an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force but later abandoned his military career. He published his first novel, The Hunters, in 1957.

Trivia

He received the PEN/Faulkner Award for his short fiction collection, Dusk and Other Stories.

Family Life

He grew up in relative affluence in New York City. In 1998, he married Kay Eldredge; together, he and his wife had one son.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Ernest Hemingway.

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