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James Salter

USA flag (1926 - 2015)

James Salter was the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; and the collection, Dusk and Other Stories which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lived in Colorado and on Long Island.
Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (1989) : Dusk: And Other Stories
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2006) : Last Night

James Salter recommends
Breaking & Entering (1980)
Joy Williams
"Breaking & Entering is in the company of Celine, Flannery O'Connor and Margeret Atwood... Joy Williams demolishes other writers."
The Navigation Log (2002)
Martin Corrick
"The Navigation Log flies like an arrow, swift and true. You may weep, but you will also thrill."
Tourist Season (2007)
Enid Shomer
"[When reading Enid Shomer's stories], the thing one quickly senses is the will and the voice, someone saying, in effect, 'Relax, be comfortable, I'm going to take good care of you.' These are very fine stories."

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