James Salter (1925-2015) was what’s known as a writer’s writer. Author of several novels, screenplays (including the Robert Redford film Downhill Racer) collections of essays and short fiction and travel works, he came on tour to Berkeley for his memoir, Burning the Days, and was interviewed at KPFA on October 7, 1997 by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.


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