Award-winning author Joan Didion, acclaimed voice of ‘New Journalism, dead at age 87

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Renowned writer Joan Didion, who emerged as a distinctive voice in the “New Journalism” of the 1960s to launch a decadeslong and lauded career as an author, essayist and screenwriter, died Thursday at her Manhattan home. She was 87. The cause of her death was Parkinson’s disease, according to her publisher. The New York Times first reported her death. Didion, born in California, was one of the leading lights in the changing of the literary guard that saw the emergence of writers Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, Hunter Thompson and Norman Mailer during the turbulent decade. Didion quickly beca…

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