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Joan Didion, American writer. Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters (Gold medal in Belle Lettres & Criticism 2005, Morton Dauwen Zabel prize 1978), Council Foreign Relations, American Academy Arts & Sciences.

Background

DIDION, Joan was born on December 5, 1934 in Sacramento. Daughter of Frank Reese Didion and Eduene (nee Jerrett) Didion.

Education

Bachelor in English, University California, Berkeley, 1956.

Career

The Panic in Needle Park 1971, A Star is Bom 1976. Associate feature editor Vogue magazine, 1956-1963. Former columnist Saturday Evening Post, Life, Esquire. Contributor New York Review of Books.

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Works

Membership

Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters (Gold medal in Belle Lettres & Criticism 2005, Morton Dauwen Zabel prize 1978), Council Foreign Relations, American Academy Arts & Sciences.

Connections

Married John Gregory Dunne, January 30, 1964 (deceased December 2003). 1 child Quintana Roo (deceased).

father:
Frank Reese Didion

mother:
Eduene (nee Jerrett) Didion

spouse:
John G. Dunne