About Dead Caulfields


Dead Caulfields

The Life & Works of J.D. Salinger


Dead Caulfields was established in 2004 as an online resource focused on the life and works of J.D. Salinger. The site's exploration covers not only Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye, but also the author's lesser-known writings, published and unpublished.

Kenneth Slawenski is the creator of DeadCaulfields.com and the bestselling author of J.D. Salinger: A Life (Random House, 2011), winner of the 2012 Humanities Book Award. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, France’s Revue Feuilleton, The Huffington Post and Salon.com and his work has been excerpted in The New York Times and The Times (UK). Slawenski was born in New Jersey. As of 2019, his work has been translated into 16 languages and published in 22 countries.

Kenneth is represented by:
The Wylie Agency