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Beloved Writer Joan Didion Dies at 87

The literary world is in mourning – Joan Didion is dead.

According to The New York Times, the famous American writer died from Parkinson’s disease.

A bit about her, per Pitchfork: “Didion became most well known and regarded for her nonfiction which often blurred the lines between journalistic feature and personal essay. For her 1968 collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem, she covered musicians like Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, and more. Over the course of her career, Didion published five novels, six screenplays, and many more works of nonfiction. Her most recent, South and West: From a Notebook, came out in 2017. Another collection of essays, Let Me Tell You What I Mean, was issued earlier this year. Didion was also the subject of a Netflix documentary about her life and work, titled Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.”

Read more about her here.

She was 87.

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