Jerome David Salinger was born on 1 January, 1919 in New York City and died on 27 January, 2010. Writing under J.D. Salinger, he is best-known for his all-time classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
He was also the author of many short stories and published his final original work in 1965. Following this, he lived a very private life but found himself embroiled in a number of nasty legal battles He is the author responsible for Holden Caulfield, one of the most compelling and charismatic characters in modern literature.