The writer Joan Didion, one of the most prominent and personal voices of the literature American from the second half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 87 at his home in Manhattan (New York), as confirmed
‘The New York Times’.
The author has died of Parkinson’s disease, as explained in an e-mail sent to the New York newspaper Paul Bogaards, editor of
Knopf, the American label that publishes Didion.
Known in Spain especially after the appearance of her book ‘The Year of Magical Thought’ (Random House Literature), in which she narrated the duel she had to face after the sudden death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, Didion’s prose was the perfect symbiosis between journalism and literature.