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Joan Didion

American writer

Joan Didion (; born December 5, 1934) is an American writer who launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine. Didion's writing during the 1960s through the late 1970s engaged audiences in the realities of the counterculture of the 1960s and the Hollywood lifestyle. Her political writing often concentrated on the subtext of political and social 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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Play It as It Lays

novel by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1970

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

book by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1968

L'année de la pensée magique

author: Joan Didion

A Book of Common Prayer

novel by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1977

After Henry

book by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1992

Democracy

novel by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1984

Miami

book by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1987

Political Fictions

book by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

2001

Run, River

novel by Joan Didion

author: Joan Didion

1963

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