Salinger Wins Preliminary Injunction Vs. Swedish Author

“In a victory for the reclusive writer J. D. Salinger, a federal judge on Wednesday indefinitely banned publication in the United States of a new book by a Swedish author that contains a 76-year-old version of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ … While the case could still go to trial, [the] ruling means that [Fredrik] Colting’s book cannot be published in the United States pending the resolution of the litigation, which could drag on for months or years.”