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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.


JD Salinger - The Catcher In The Rye

April 4th, 2015

Episode 317 of 347 episodes

Harriet Gilbert discusses JD Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye with a studio audience, including questions from BBC World Service listeners as far afield as Nepal and the Czech Republic. She's in New York's Algonquin Hotel, long-time hangout of our reclusive writer, and answers your questions with the help of authors David Gilbert and Joanna Rakoff. JD Salinger wrote the book in 1951, and died in 2010. (Photo: JD Salinger) (Credit: AP)

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