Salinger Doc Says More Books Will be Published
Here’s some not-so-crumby news for fans of J.D. Salinger.
The author is expected to add at least five additional books to his collection, according to a forthcoming film and book that detail the seminal writer’s life.
Though Salinger published four books as well as several short stories during his lifetime, he is best known for his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger died in 2010 at the age of 91.
The documentary and the biography, which are both titled Salinger, claim his estate will publish at least five more books, per instructions he gave before his death. His estate is rumored begin publishing as early as 2015.
Salinger wrote the majority of these works before he placed them under a trust in 2008. According to a New York Times article, some of these works will expand upon his existing work whereas others will be completely new.
One such book, titled The Family Glass, would add five new stories to Salinger’s existing collection on the fictional Glass family, according to the previews of the documentary and the biography.
The documentary and the biography maintain that details of the late writer’s publishing plan came from “two anonymous sources,” according to the Times. These sources are described in the biography as “independent and separate.”
The documentary, which was directed by Shane Salerno, is set for release by the Weinstein Company on Sept. 6. The biography, which is co-written by David Shields, will be published by Simon & Schuster on Sept. 3.
Both the writer’s son Matthew Salinger and his widow Colleen O’Neill, who share responsibility over his estate, have declined to comment.
You can watch a trailer for the documentary here.
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