Catcher in the Rye sequel? Posthumous J.D. Salinger works to be published: AP

jd-salinger-300.jpgPlans are afoot to release a series of posthumous books by J.D. Salinger after 2015, according to the authors of a new biography about The Catcher in the Rye writer.

Biographers David Shields and Shane Salerno, whose book titled Salinger will be published in early September, say that "two independent and separate sources" have "documented and "verified" information that several of Salinger's unpublished works will see the light of day. One of the books, according to the Associated Press, would revolve around Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Salinger's iconic The Catcher in the Rye. The previously unreleased writing is believed to also feature new stories about other famous Salinger characters, including Franny and Zooey Glass.

The New York-born writer became increasingly reclusive after the early 1960s. He continued to write during his self-imposed retirement, but stopped having his work published.

In the mid-1990s, Salinger agreed to allow a small, Virginia-based press, Orchises, to issue his novella Hapworth 16, 1924, which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1965. But after news leaked of the planned publication, Salinger changed his mind and the release of Hapworth was cancelled.

The Salinger estate, run partly by the author's widow, Colleen O'Neill, and his son, Matt Salinger, has remained silent on the subject since Salinger's death in January 2010. The Associated Press was not able get in touch with the estate for comment.

-With files from the Associated Press

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