Posted on 12/05/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
American author and writer Joan Didion was born on this day in 1934. Didion started as a copywriter for Vogue magazine and was still working there when she published her first novel, "Run, River," in 1963. She worked with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, on a number of projects including the screenplay "Up Close & Personal," an adaptation of the biography of newswoman Jessica Savitch. After her husband died and her daughter became seriously ill, Didion wrote the memoir "The Year of Magical Thinking," which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2005.
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