Jerome David Salinger, better known the the world as J.D. Salinger, was one of the most prolific American writers of the mid-twentieth century. He was best known for his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Though reclusive in nature, he still remained one of the most beloved American writers. Born and raised in New York, the earlier part of his career was marked with successes as a writer for The New Yorker.
After releasing The Catcher in the Rye in 1951 he gained immediate notoriety, which catapulted him into the public eye. “His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The novel remains widely read and controversial.