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James Salter is the author of 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; and two collections of short stories, Dusk and Other Stories (which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award), and Last Night. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.

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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.

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'It is years since I read a sharper, more arresting autobiography' Spectator 'A stylish and moving account of his various incarnations as a fighter pilot, rock climber, screenwriter and novelist ... written in the heroic language of an American memoir' New Statesman 'He has written three books that everyone should read before they die: A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years and his recollections, Burning the Days' Independent 'A masterwork of memory, deeply impressive and deeply moving' Time Out

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