Reclusive author J.D. Salinger (writer of The Catcher in the Rye and … some other books, apparently) has died at the age of 91.
Apart from his seminal study of disaffected youth, Salinger was most famous for studiously avoiding the limelight. His last publication was the novella Hapworth 16, 1924 in 1965, and his last media interview was in 1980.
The Catcher in the Rye will long be remembered, though. It continues to sell a quarter-million copies a year.
And with that we are also off to a roaring start for the 2010 Dead Pool, with 9 points awarded to Tom. Congratulations!