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Joan Didion

Joan DidionBorn: 5-Dec-1934
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Father: Frank Reese Didion (d.)
Mother: Eduene Jerrett Didion (d.)
Brother: Jimmy
Husband: John Gregory Dunne (author, m. 30-Jan-1964, d. 30-Dec-2003, heart attack)
Daughter: Quintana Roo Dunne Michael (b. 1966, d. 26-Aug-2005, pancreatitis)

    High School: C. K. McClatchy Senior High School, Sacramento, CA (1952)
    University: BA English, University of California at Berkeley (1956)

    The New Yorker Contributor
    The New York Review of Books Contributor
    Vogue Copywriter and Editor (1956-63)
    New Perspectives Quarterly Advisory Board
    National Review Book Reviewer
    Academy of Achievement (2006)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 2005 for The Year of Magical Thinking
    Nervous Breakdown 1968
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression

    Dominick Dunne: After the Party (23-Oct-2008) · Herself

Author of books:
Run River (1963, novel)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968, essays)
Play It as It Lays (1970, novella)
A Book of Common Prayer (1977, novella)
The White Album (1979, essays)
Salvador (1983, nonfiction)
Democracy (1984, novella)
After Henry (1992, essays)
The Last Thing He Wanted (1996, novella)
Political Fictions (2001, essays)
The Year of Magical Thinking (2005, memoir)
Blue Nights (2011, memoir)

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