Washington: “US author J.D. Salinger, who wrote the American literary classic The Catcher in the Rye, has died in New Hampshire at the age of 91,” Salinger’s literary agent Phyllis Westberg said on Thursday.
“He died yesterday at his home in New Hampshire. He was 91 years old,” Westberg said.
Salinger had spent much of his life hiding in the small town of Cornish, secluded from the fame brought him by The Catcher in the Rye, published in 1951.
Salinger published only a few books and collections of short stories in his literary career, including 9 Stories, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters and Seymour - An Introduction.