“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” - Roald Dahl
Despite his fame, JD Salinger is a writer about whom little is known due to his almost total retreat from public life. Photograph: AP
Film promising revelations about reclusive Catcher in the Rye author has been snapped up by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
JD Salinger, the elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, was one of America's most famous recluses and guarded his private life with fanatical dedication. Yet even he might have been impressed by the immense efforts being undertaken to keep details secret of a new documentary that has been made about his life and works.