Begley, Adam. “A Few Well-Chosen Words.” The New York Times Magazine, October 28, 1990, 40-43, 80-85. A biographical sketch of the author’s life.
Dowie, William. “A Final Glory: The Novels of James Salter.” College English 50 (January, 1988): 74-88. Explores the theme of glory in Salter’s novels.
Dowie, William. James Salter. New York: Twayne, 1998. First full-length, comprehensive examination of Salter’s life and career.
Dowie, William. “James Salter.” In American Short Story Writers Since World War II, edited by Patrick Meanor. Vol. 130 in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1993. Discusses Salter as a writer of short fiction.
Dowie, William. “Solo Faces: American Tradition and the Individual Talent.” In Essays on the Literature of Mountaineering, edited by Armand E. Singer. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 1982. Places the novel within the literature of mountain writing.
Miller, Margaret Winchell. “Glimpses of a Secular Holy Land: The Novels of James Salter.” The Hollins Critic 19, no. 1 (1982): 1-13. Discusses the theme of the secular paradise found in Salter’s novels.
Salter, James. “Interview with James Salter.” Interview by Robert Burke. Bloomsbury Review 8 (May/June, 1988): 3, 6, 18. Interview with the author.
Salter, James. “James Salter: The Art of Fiction CXXXIII.” Interview by Edward Hirsh. The Paris Review 127 (Summer, 1993): 54-100. A lengthy interview covering Salter’s life and career.
Smith, Dinitia. “A Fighter Pilot Who Aimed for Novels but Lives on Film.” The New York Times, August 25, 1997, pp. 17-18. Discusses Salter’s film work.