Joan Didion

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$26k for Joan Didion’s old books? Why are the rich obsessed with dead authors’ stuff? | Rachel Connolly
She was no stranger to self-mythologising. But the prices fetched at her estate sale were more about glamour seeking substance, says writer Rachel Connolly

Rachel Connolly

19, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Want to buy Joan Didion’s sunglasses? That’ll be $27,000. Her broken clock? $35,000
Auction of the late writer’s estate sees prices soar thousands of dollars over estimates – but it is all going to a good cause

Sian Cain

17, Nov, 2022 @2:20 AM

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Digested week: Murdoch’s dumping will give Trump the hump
Ex-US president tries to reclaim the unhinged ‘stable genius’ as a joke – and a small part of me thinks good luck to him

Emma Brockes

12, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Pull back the shroud of mystery’: Joan Didion’s revealing estate sale
The often secretive author’s belongings will be available to bid for at an expansive and eye-opening auction

Lauren Mechling in New York

10, Nov, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Top 10 books about starting afresh | Ali Millar
Writers from Anne Tyler to Joan Didion and Tom McCarthy explore the possibilities and perils of remaking one’s life

Ali Millar

17, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Liz Truss is a Gen-Xer like me. We shouldn’t be the ones in power right now | Rafael Behr
The relative global stability that I grew up with is long gone, yet one of my peers is carrying on like nothing has changed, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

11, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview; Joan Didion: The Last Interview review – crafty to the end
In these revealing late-life chats, the two doyennes of US journalism display all the acuity and intellectual toughness that made them household names

Peter Conrad

03, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Vanessa Redgrave on Joan Didion: ‘I worshipped her as a writer’
Vanessa Redgrave writes: We became friends and colleagues when David Hare and the producer Scott Rudin invited me to take the solo part of Joan herself

Vanessa Redgrave

06, Jan, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Remembering Joan Didion: ‘Her ability to operate outside of herself was unparalleled’
The American author was not only brilliant but also generous and kind to younger writers, writes Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

24, Dec, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Open thread: what did Joan Didion mean to you?
The literary legend cast a cool eye on topics from death to dresses, inspiring, enlightening and comforting millions. Tell us in the comments what her writing means to you

Imogen Dewey

24, Dec, 2021 @12:12 AM

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Joan Didion obituary
Detached observer of American society and political life through her collections of journalism, novels and screenwriting

Veronica Horwell

23, Dec, 2021 @9:22 PM

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Joan Didion, in her own words: 23 of the best quotes
The Californian author became the ultimate literary celebrity for her journalistic style. Here are some of her best quotes on writing, love, ageing and fear, plus a selection of essays

Guardian books

23, Dec, 2021 @8:12 PM

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