Faber Finds to reissue Salinger biography

<p>Faber is reissuing an &quot;exceptionally good biographical and literary portrait&quot; of J D Salinger, originally published in 1988. <em>In Search of J D Salinger</em> by Ian Hamilton will be published on its Faber Find list on 15th April priced at &pound;12.00. There will also be an e-book available for &pound;7.99.</p><p><em>The Catcher in the Rye</em> author died last month at the age of 91. John Seaton, editor at Faber Finds, said: &quot;Salinger was without doubt one of the great American writers. Interest in him has always been strong, paradoxical, if you like, given his obsession with privacy. His sad death can only make this interest more acute.&quot;</p><p>Seaton added: &quot;Although <em>In Search of Salinger</em> is not the book Ian Hamilton intended to write (his original text was blocked by Salinger in the US Supreme court) its convoluted and fraught gestation is now part of the Salinger myth. This book was a rare enterprise and remains an exceptionally good biographical and literary portrait of this most elusive of writing geniuses.&quot;</p>