Author Joan Didion sits in her New York apartment in September 2005. Photo: AP
Author Joan Didion sits in her New York apartment in September 2005. Photo: AP

Iconic US writer Joan Didion dies at 87

  • The author and essayist behind beloved works like Slouching Toward Bethlehem and The Year of Magical Thinking was known for her insight and prose style
  • Didion’s life was marked by both Hollywood glamour and deep grief, including the deaths of first her husband in 2003, then her daughter soon after

Topic |   Books and literature
Author Joan Didion sits in her New York apartment in September 2005. Photo: AP
Author Joan Didion sits in her New York apartment in September 2005. Photo: AP
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