James Salter, the prize-winning author of Light YearsA Sport and a Pastime and All That Is, has died. He was 90.
His death was confirmed on Friday to The Associated Press by Alfred A. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards.
Salter, never a big commercial success but admired by critics, wrote often on the topics of impermanence and mortality. He won the PEN/Faulkner prize for his 1988 collection Dusk and Other Stories and received both the Rea Award and the PEN/Malamud prize for lifetime achievement in short story writing.