James Salter is the author of numerous books, including the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award; and Life Is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days, written with Kay Salter. He lives in New York and Colorado.
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The writer James Salter has died aged 90.
‘I decided to write, or perish. It was like starting life from scratch.’ Listen to James Salter talk about his career.
This masterful short story, Comet, is taken from Salter's Collected Stories.