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9:06 AM, November 22nd, 2011

literaryflack:

Great night — Joan really opened up and told wonderful stories.

vintageanchor:

Joan Didion (with Sloane Crosley) last night at the New York Public Library: “I don’t write for catharsis; I have to write to understand.”

"I have to write to understand."

UPDATE: Video of Crosley and Didion’s hour-long conversation

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

Reblogged from Literary Flack
8:07 PM, October 27th, 2011

Joan Didion reads from her upcoming memoir ‘Blue Nights,’ a searing recounting of the death of her daughter, Quintana Roo, and Didion’s own struggles with aging and illness. 

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