New Article Published by Kill Your Darlings

This week marks the 65th publication anniversary of J. D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye. As well as being the main focus of my graduate research at The University of Melbourne, this book has played a big part in influencing my development as a writer (as well as – let’s be real here – the entire genre of young adult fiction)

In today’s piece I argue the importance of understanding the novel as a trauma narrative. You can read the article here.


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