Joan Didion, is celebrated prose as the best novelist and screenwriter who chronicled American culture and consciousness with cool detachment and humor then turned her lens on herself in books that plumbed the depths of personal tragedies, died early Thursday at 87.
Didion died in her home in New York due to complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.
The author wrote 19 books, including the bestselling novels “Play It as It Lays” and “A Book of Common Prayer.” Her nonfiction includes “Salvador,” “Miami,” “After Henry” and “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live.” Breaking News: Joan Didion has died at age 87.
She had distinct voice in American writing.
Her other books and non-fiction works, Miami, and Salvador, was presented the National Medal of Arts in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
When is Joan Didion funeral and burial?
The funeral and burial plans for Joan Didion have not been made public yet. The family haven’t come out with the details as mourn their beloved.