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Joan Didion is ...

Born 5 Dec 1934 in Sacramento
Age85 years, 2 months
Joan Didion
Joan Didion
Joan Didion at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City.The photographer dedicates this photograph to Eleanor Silvers, mother of Jeffpw.

About Joan Didion

Joan Didion (; born December 5, 1934) is an American essayist. In the late 1960s, Didion's reportage brought Californian subcultures to wider attention. Her political writing often concentrated on the subtext of rhetoric. In 1991, she wrote the earliest mainstream media article to suggest the Central Park Five had been wrongfully convicted. In 2005, she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for The Year of Magical Thinking. She later adapted the book into a play, which premiered on Broadway in 2007. In 2017, Didion was profiled in the Netflix documentary The Center Will Not Hold, directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne.


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