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Joan Didion

Selected Shorts

On Keeping a Notebook

Friday, October 24, 2014

Joan Didion's trade secrets.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Extremely Creative Writing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A writers' model, Alex Karpovsky reads some extremely creative writing by Etgar Keret, Joan Didion tells us how she did it, TC Boyle dates Jane Austen.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hear their own stories of the allure of New York and the grief that comes when the city loses its magic.

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Features

Joan Didion Explores the Death of a Daughter in 'Blue Nights'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Joan Didion's latest book, "Blue Nights," explores the death of her 39-year old adopted daughter Quintana. It's an event, “I hadn't dealt with it at any level, and I needed to,” she told WNYC's Leonard Lopate on Wednesday.

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Studio 360

Foster, Sedgwick, Scissorhands

Friday, March 02, 2007

Studio 360 spends time with rebels, loners and romantics. Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster tells Kurt Andersen why she leapt from folky blues to old school soul. Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick is remembered in the film Factory Girl. Movie director Michel Gondry longs for his creativity to be his ticket to romance. Edward Scissorhands, the misunderstood dreamer from the Tim Burton film, can be seen on a stage in tights in a ballet touring the country now. And Kurt speaks with Joan Didion about her memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking -— it arrives on Broadway this week as a one-woman show.

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Studio 360

Joan Didion

Friday, March 02, 2007

In a moment of deep personal tragedy following her husband’s death and the illness of her daughter, Joan Didion’s impulse was to write. The result was the award-winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking. Now her book has been taken to the Broadway stage as a monologue ...

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Studio 360

Joan Didion

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Joan Didion is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Her long essays — in a form of journalistic meditation unique to her — are the envy of any nonfiction writer. She has not been a memoirist, until now. Her new book, The Year of ...

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