Joan Didion

Joan Didion

This is a complete list of Joan Didion books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
1968
2
The White Album
1979
3
Salvador
1983
4
Miami
1987
5
Some Women (With: Robert Mapplethorpe)
Some Women (With: Robert Mapplethorpe)
1990
6
After Henry
1992
7
Sentimental Journeys
1993
8
Perspectives on the Individual
1998
9
Political Fictions
2001
10
Fixed Ideas
2003
11
Where I Was From
2003
12
Live and Learn
2005
13
7.3
The Year of Magical Thinking
2005
14
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
2006
15
6
Blue Nights
2011
16
Insider Baseball
2016
17
South and West
2017
18
Collected Essays
2018
19
Let Me Tell You What I Mean
2021
20
Bonds of War
2022
21
What She Means
2022

List of Joan Didion Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Writer on Her Work
1980
2
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews
1989
3
Florida Stories
1993
4
Writing Women's Lives
1994
5
Writing New York
1998
6
The Eloquent Essay
2000
7
Writing Los Angeles
2002
8
The Little Big Book of California
2005
9
40 Model Essays
2005
10
The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers
2005
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Joan Didion: Biography

Joan Didion was born on December 5th, 1934. Joan passed away December 23rd, 2021 at 87 years old. Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California, USA.

Joan Didion is probably best known for her Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 21 books available. The first was released in 1968 with the novel Slouching Towards Bethlehem. The most recently released novel was What She Means which was released in 2022.

Joan Didion: Awards & Accolades

Joan Didion won the St. Louis Literary Award, Distinguished Figure in Literature, in 2002.

Didion's book, The Year of Magical Thinking won the BookBrowse Awards, Ruby Award, in 2006.

Joan Didion books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Democracy was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1984. Slouching Towards Bethlehem was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Short Stories or Collections, in 2013.

Joan Didion: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Let Me Tell You What I Mean was a New York Times: 100 Notable Books in 2021.

Joan Didion: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Joan Didion on Book Notification is The Year of Magical Thinking, a Non-Fiction book.

The most read book by Joan Didion on Book Notification is The Year of Magical Thinking, a Non-Fiction book.

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Joan Didion: F.A.Q

When was Joan Didion Born?

Joan Didion was born on December 5th, 1934.

When did Joan Didion die?

Joan Didion died on December 23rd, 2021 at 87 years old.

Where was Joan Didion Born?

Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California, USA.

What awards has Joan Didion won?

Joan Didion has won the following awards: Distinguished Figure in Literature at the St. Louis Literary Award (2002).

What book awards has Joan Didion won?

Didion's book, The Year of Magical Thinking won the award BookBrowse Awards, Ruby Award, in 2006.

What was the first book Joan Didion wrote?

The first novel written by Joan Didion was Run River, published in 1963.

What was the most recent book Joan Didion wrote?

Her most recently released work was What She Means (a short story) on November 8th, 2022.

How many books has Joan Didion written?

Joan Didion has written 28 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 5 Standalone Novels, 2 books in the Collections, 21 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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