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Why I Write. There you have three short unambiguous words that share a sound, and the sound they share is this:
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Joan Didion
Joan Didion’s writing style might be inimitable, but thanks to Tomboy Style, her fashion sense isn’t.

Joan Didion’s writing style might be inimitable, but thanks to Tomboy Style, her fashion sense isn’t.

With writing, I don’t think it’s performing a character, really, if the character you’re performing is yourself. I don’t see that as playing a role. It’s just appearing in public.
Joan Didion [via The Believer]
believermag:

I recently conducted an interview with Joan Didion. We spoke over the phone; she from her hotel in Washington. She was on tour for Blue Nights, a reminisence about the life and death of her daughter, Quintana, and Didion’s thoughts about her own mortality. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting highlights from this interview, then it will all be posted on The Believer website.
- Sheila Heti
THE BELIEVER: When you were a little girl you wanted to be an actress, not a writer? 
JOAN DIDION: Right.
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believermag:

I recently conducted an interview with Joan Didion. We spoke over the phone; she from her hotel in Washington. She was on tour for Blue Nights, a reminisence about the life and death of her daughter, Quintana, and Didion’s thoughts about her own mortality. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting highlights from this interview, then it will all be posted on The Believer website.

- Sheila Heti

THE BELIEVER: When you were a little girl you wanted to be an actress, not a writer? 

JOAN DIDION: Right.

“’Blue Nights’ is precisely the thrill of those last two minutes in the air: the surge of expectation that comes as the wing flaps drop, the air brakes rise and the plane grinds forward, rocking gently, back and forth, over the water. It’s a book within a hairsbreadth of the landing strip, and its excitement comes from watching one of the greatest careers in modern letters make its final, unsettled preparations to touch down.”
—Nathan Heller, The New York Times

“’Blue Nights’ is precisely the thrill of those last two minutes in the air: the surge of expectation that comes as the wing flaps drop, the air brakes rise and the plane grinds forward, rocking gently, back and forth, over the water. It’s a book within a hairsbreadth of the landing strip, and its excitement comes from watching one of the greatest careers in modern letters make its final, unsettled preparations to touch down.”

—Nathan Heller, The New York Times

In this extended short film excerpt, directed by Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion reads from the second chapter of her memoir, Blue Nights.

An exclusive clip from Joan Didion’s nephew Griffin Dunne’s mesmerizing film of the writer reading from “Blue Nights” and sharing glimpses of her life (via The Daily Beast)

vintageanchor:

Tour Dates and Cities for Joan Didion, author of BLUE NIGHTS…
Tuesday, November 1—NEW YORK  
Barnes & Noble, Union   Square

Thursday, November 3—PHILADELPHIA   
Free Library of Philadelphia
Monday, November 7—BOSTON
Harvard Book Store 
Tuesday, November 8—TORONTO
Harbourfront

Thursday, November 10—WASHINGTON, DC
Politics & Prose
Tuesday, November 15—SAN   FRANCISCO
City Arts & Lectures
Wednesday, November 16—LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Public Library – ALOUD Series
Monday, November 21—NEW YORK
LIVE at the New York Public Library 

Wednesday, November 30—NEW YORK
Symphony Space

vintageanchor:

Tour Dates and Cities for Joan Didion, author of BLUE NIGHTS…

Tuesday, November 1—NEW YORK  

Barnes & Noble, Union Square

Thursday, November 3—PHILADELPHIA   

Free Library of Philadelphia

Monday, November 7—BOSTON

Harvard Book Store

Tuesday, November 8—TORONTO

Harbourfront

Thursday, November 10—WASHINGTON, DC

Politics & Prose

Tuesday, November 15—SAN FRANCISCO

City Arts & Lectures

Wednesday, November 16—LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles Public Library – ALOUD Series

Monday, November 21—NEW YORK

LIVE at the New York Public Library

Wednesday, November 30—NEW YORK

Symphony Space

Love this woman. And she has a new memoir coming out next fall. Yes.

maudnewton:

In this 1970 interview at her beachfront LA home, Joan Didion calls writing “the only way I’ve found I can be aggressive… I am totally in control of this tiny, tiny world.”