Meet Fredrik _ The Man Being Sued By Salinger

Meet the man being sued by J.D. Salinger: Fredrik Colting, alias John David California.

"Yes, John David California and I are the same man," Colting acknowledged Wednesday in a telephone interview from his home near Gothenburg, Sweden. California/Colting is the author of "60 Years Later," a spinoff of "The Catcher in the Rye" that Salinger alleges is a copyright infringement.

Colting had kept his name hidden from the public, but he was identified in court papers filed in New York last week. Colting's identity was first reported Wednesday by the investigative Web site