Jerome David Salinger was born in Manhattan, New Year’s Day, 1919. His paternal grandfather, Simon, was born in Lithuania.
J.D. Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caufield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. His other well-known novels include, Raise High the Roof Beam,Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.