JOAN DIDION is the author of five novels and nine books of nonfiction, including The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. Born in Sacramento, California, Didion now lives in New York City.
`She writes with a razor ... You are both frightened and astonished ... It seems to me just about perfect, so heartbreaking and inescapable' New York Times
`Didion's modant lucidity is like L.A. sunlight, a thing so bright sometimes it hurts' Time, Top 100 Novels of All Time
`For a few decades, this was my favourite modern American novel ... revelatory' Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho