James Salter, 1925-2015
A collection of picks by and about the writer, who died Friday.
The Art of Fiction No. 133: James Salter
“I like to write. I’m moved by writing. One can’t analyze it beyond that.”
A short story about envy and failure in the 1970s literary scene.
An excerpt from Salter’s memoir, Burning the Days.
The Art of the Ditch
Salter, a former Air Force pilot, on the heroism of Sully Sullenberger.
The Last Book
A profile of Salter near the end.
Once Upon a Time, Literature. Now What?
Salter on the power of self-expression.
"In the richness of language, its grace, breadth, dexterity, lies its power. To speak with clarity, brevity and wit is like holding a lightning rod."