Joan Didion, A Star Is Born Screenwriter And Legendary Author, Has Died At 87

Joan Didion, the prolific author, screenwriter, and journalist who co-wrote the screenplays for “A Star is Born,” “True Confessions,” and more has died at the age of 87 in her Manhattan home.

As a journalist, Didion reported on counter-culture and social movements; along with writers like Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Hunter S.

Thompson, she helped usher in the age of New Journalism, which focused on immersing the reporter in a story instead of remaining distanced.

Much of Didion’s reporting focused on her home state of California, a place that she shaped as surely as it shaped her. According to Didion’s publisher, Knopf (via…The post Joan Didion, A Star is Born Screenwriter and Legendary Author, Has Died at 87 appeared first on /Film.

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