Joan Didion

1934 - 2021

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Joan Didion (; December 5, 1934 – December 23, 2021) was an American writer. Her career began in the 1950s after she won an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine. Her writing during the 1960s through the late 1970s engaged audiences in the realities of the counterculture of the 1960s and the Hollywood lifestyle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Didion has received more than 4,409,745 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Joan Didion is the 1,063rd most popular writer (up from 1,993rd in 2019), the 1,266th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,496th in 2019) and the 128th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Joan Didion ranks 1,063 out of 5,755Before her are Kobayashi Issa, Emil Ludwig, Alfred Brehm, Adalbert Stifter, Velimir Khlebnikov, and Erskine Caldwell. After her are Guido Cavalcanti, Robert Graves, Leonid Andreyev, Adalberon, Irwin Shaw, and Branislav Nušić.

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Among people born in 1934, Joan Didion ranks 64Before her are Marshall Rosenberg, Fujiko Fujio, Giovanni Battista Re, Bettino Craxi, Brian Epstein, and Tassos Papadopoulos. After her are Udo Jürgens, Rudolf Schuster, Hans Hollein, Leonid Rogozov, Kurt Hamrin, and Ingvar Carlsson. Among people deceased in 2021, Joan Didion ranks 79Before her are Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Nelson Freire, Richard Donner, Ei-ichi Negishi, János Kornai, and Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta. After her are Abdul Qadeer Khan, Ed Asner, Robert H. Grubbs, Borisav Jović, Bertrand Tavernier, and Kim Yong-ju.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Didion ranks 1,266 out of 18,182Before her are Erskine Caldwell (1903), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Chris Columbus (1958), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Lisa Kudrow (1963), and John Forsythe (1918). After her are Dennis Rader (1945), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Irwin Shaw (1913), Anthony Mann (1906), Cormac McCarthy (1933), and Joseph Kosuth (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joan Didion ranks 128Before her are Clive Cussler (1931), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Will Durant (1885), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Fredric Brown (1906), and Erskine Caldwell (1903). After her are Irwin Shaw (1913), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Edith Wharton (1862), Nora Roberts (1950), Harry Harrison (1925), and Virginia Henderson (1897).