JOAN DIDION is the author of five novels and nine books of nonfiction, including The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. Born in Sacramento, California, Didion now lives in New York City.
"Didion's essays of a world featuring barricades and bombings,
mass murders and kidnapped heiresses make recent history as
filtered through her seem a savage and passionate drama, something
you can put a hand on and feel it beating, something you can put
your ear to and hear its story."
"Brilliant, troubling, indelible tales and reflections."
SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE
"Reveals a wholly original analytic mind, a sensibility as
expansive and idiosyncratic as a 19th-century novelist's."
"Our quintessential essayist."
JERRY KOSINSKI, 'LA Times'