Joan Didion Wiki, Quotes, Books, Netflix

Published Date   30th Nov. 2017, 18:22 pm
Joan Didion Wiki, Quotes, Books, Netflix
Quick Info
Birth Name: Joan Didion
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1.9 Million
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts degree in English

Joan Didion is an American novelist and journalist who is most recognized for her many published books and novels. She has also written many essays and screenplays throughout her career. A general bio of her as given below can also be found Joan Didion wiki page.


American writer, Joan Didion is a well-established journalist and novelist who is the recipient of the St. Louis Literary Award. She has received fame and recognition for her novels and other works. Joan Didion books include both fiction and non-fiction stories. Being a popular figure in the American literature, Joan Didion quotes are also equally popular among the people. An in-depth bio of her along with personal and professional details can be found on Joan Didion wiki page.

Early Life and Education

Joan Didion was born on  5th December 1934, in Sacramento, California. She was born to parents- father, Frank Reese, and mother, Eduene Didion. Her family used to move around a lot when Didion was a child so she attended a lot of schools.

She later enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Joan was always interested in writing and began to write things down since the early age of five. While at the university, she participated and won an essay contest sponsored by Vogue and received a job offer from the magazine to work as a research assistant.


Joan Didion began her professional career at the Vogue as she got the opportunity to work there as a research assistant after winning an essay contest sponsored by the magazine.  She worked her way there from assistant to promotional copywriter and then to associate feature editor.

While working there, she published her first novel, Run, River in 1963. From then she has gone on to publish numerous books both fiction and nonfiction.

Joan Didion books with fiction story include Play It as It Lays, A Book of Common Prayer, Democracy, and The Last Thing He Wanted. Similarly, her non-fiction work includes Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, Miami, After Henry, Political Fictions, Where I Was From, The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights.

Joan Didion wiki page has all the list of her published works with details. She was also a screenplay writer with a few works under her belt such as The Panic in Needle Park, Play It as It Lays, A Star Is Born, True Confessions, and Up Close & Personal. Joan Didion quotes are also popular among the people as they have a great meaning and inspire other people to achieve something great.

She has also published several essays and other works. Joan Didion Netflix documentary directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne was released on October 27, 2017, and her recent book called South and West: From a Notebook was also published the same year.

Net worth and Salary

Joan Didion has amassed a huge amount of net worth from her long-running and successful career as a writer and novelist. As of recent, her total net worth is estimated to be around $1.9 Million which helps her to finance a lavish lifestyle.

Personal life

Joan Didion was married to her ex-husband, John Gregory Dunne until his death in 2003. The two met when Joan worked at Vogue and John was working as a writer for Time and got married in 1964.

The couple later adopted a daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne in 1996.

However, both her husband and her daughter are no longer with her as John died in 2003 because of a fatal heart attack and Quintana died in 2005 because of acute pancreatitis.

Joan Didion wiki page mentions that she currently lives in her apartment in New York City.

Body measurements

Joan Didion is currently 82 years old. She has a short blonde hair with brown eyes. Didion is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

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Joan Didion at 82

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Awards and Nominations

Throughout her long-running career, Joan Didion has received numerous honors and awards. Joan Didion book The Year of Magical Thinking was awarded the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2005.

In 2007, Joan received the National Book Foundation’s Annual Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and also won the Evelyn F. Burkey Award from the Writers Guild of America.

Joan Didion wiki page has a detailed list of all the honors and awards she has received for her career.

Harvard University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2009 and she was also the recipient of another honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2011 from the Yale University.

Didion was also awarded the National Medal of Arts presented by then President Barack Obama in 2013. Joan Didion Netflix documentary reflecting her life was released recently.

Joan Didion wiki page and other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have her detailed bio.

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