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American novelist and short-story writerwd:Q1395915
genre: romance novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: United States Military Academy, Horace Mann School
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, aircraft pilot, writer, film director
award received: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, PEN/Malamud Award
James Arnold Horowitz (June 10, 1925 – June 19, 2015), better known as James Salter, his pen name and later-adopted legal name, was an American novelist and short-story writer. Originally a career officer and pilot in the United States Air Force, he resigned from the military in 1957 following the successful publication of his first novel, The Hunters.
After a brief career in film writing and film directing, in 1979 Salter published the novel Solo Faces. He won numerous literary awards for his works, including belated recognition of works originally criticized at the time of their publication.
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