James Salter http://aspenpublicradio.org en First Draft - James Salter http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-draft-james-salter <p><strong>James Salter</strong> grew up in New York City and was a career officer and Air Force pilot until his mid-thirties, when the success of his first novel, <em>The Hunters</em> (1957), led to a fulltime writing career. Salter’s potent, lyrical prose has earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. His novel,&nbsp;<em>A Sport and a Pastime</em> (1967), was hailed by the <em>New York Times</em> as “nearly perfect as any American fiction.” His latest book,&nbsp;<em>All That Is,</em> was published to critical acclaim in 2013. He lives in New York and Aspen.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Mitzi Rapkin 10754 at http://aspenpublicradio.org First Draft - James Salter