There are more than enough things in the world that scare the people and keep them in fear. Joan Didion is a writer who understands that and has used her skills to present it in her works. Her novels and essays explore the breakdown of American Morals and culture. The social and individual fragmentation adds a sense of anxiety and dread too much of her work. She is the recipient of multiple awards that include St. Louis Literary Award and a medal from National Book Foundation.
Career and Progression:
Her primary identity might be that of an author of different books that she published over time, but she also spent some period of her life as a writer for magazines. Her career in writing began with Vogue where she worked for seven years.
She then moved to California after feeling home sick and started working on her own book. Along with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, she published her first book, nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem.
How Much is Joan’s Net Worth?
After getting the first ever book published, she chose to continue writing books and has since brought about twenty books to the market. Her net worth could amount to millions of dollars given that she is one of the well-established authors.Among many of her powerful quotes, this one's our best as a writer.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Along with writing the books like Run, River (1963), Play It As It Lays (1970), A Book of Common Prayer (1977), Democracy (1984) and The Last Thing He Wanted(1996) she has also written screenplays for different movies. The most recent work of the writer is South and West: From a Notebook published in 2017. In an interview in 2005, she revealed that she couldn't write for ten months after her husband died.
A Spouse With Same Passion:
When she was working for the Vogue in New York City, she met and befriended a fellow writer John Gregory Dunne. At the time, he was writing for Time and was the younger brother of the author, businessman and TV host Dominick Dunne. They married in 1964 and moved to Los Angeles as she missed it very much.
He was not just a husband from then on, and they became partners in everything. They would frequently travel together mostly in their younger years. They shared each other’s work and were one another’s literary confidante, the first and most trusted reader and editor.
The same appetite for performing the best in their work and appreciation towards each other didn’t let them feel reduced from the other’s accomplishments. It resulted in the marriage that lasted over 40 years until death from heart attack did them apart when John died in 2003. They didn’t have the children of their but adopted a daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne in 1966.
Joan Didion currently aged 82 was born on 5th December 1934 in California, U.S. She was born to the parents Frank Reese and Eudene Didion. Her family regularly relocated as her father was in the Army Corps during the World War II. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in English. The American National belongs to white ethnicity.