Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 January 27, 2010) was an American author known for the classic novel ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', as well as many short stories, two of which form his novella ''Literature/FrannyAndZooey''. He was famous for being reclusive and having numerous relationships with women in their late teens and early twenties, including writer Joyce Maynard.
!!Tropes that apply to J. D. Salinger:
* AuthorAvatar: Seymour Glass.
* BeigeProse: ''The Catcher in the Rye'' could be considered one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for this. Salinger was a huge fan of Creator/ErnestHemingway, so it would stand to reason.
* CelebrityIsOverrated
* CreatorThumbprint: Young children, often little girls, who are WiseBeyondTheirYears.
* {{Documentary}}: 2013's ''Salinger''
* MarriedToTheJob: As his children report, Salinger would often disappear for ''weeks'' on end in his personal writing shack.
* OnlyKnownByInitials: Real name was Jerome David Salinger.
* TheMovieBuff: Despite Holden Caulfield's hatred of them, Salinger loved them, especially black and white classics.