Joan Didion, literary icon, dead at age 87 – 850 WFTL

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Author Joan Didion poses for a photograph in her New York apartment, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, before being interviewed for a short promotional film for David Halberstam’s “The Coldest Winter,” the final book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was killed last spring in a California car accident. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Iconic author and journalist Joan Didion has died. She was 87.

Joan Didion was an American writer who launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine.

The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to a statement from her publisher. Knopf.

She died in her New York home.

In 1963 she published her first novel , Run River, and she went on to write fiction books like The Year of Magical Thinking.

Didion also wrote a number of screenplays, including for the 1976 version of A Star Is…

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