James Salter

James Salter

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 died in 2015 at the age of ninety.


James Salter - a beginner's guide

James Salter - a beginner's guide

James Salter has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest writers of our time, Picador Senior Editor, Kris Doyle offers some expert advice to anyone unsure of where to get started. 

The greatest war novels ever written

The greatest war novels ever written

Inspired by Whitney Terrell's The Good Lieutenant, we’ve put together a collection of what we believe to be the greatest war novels ever written.