Joan Didion has been one of California’s most acute observers since the early 1960s; in such books as "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" and "The White Album", she lays bare both the aspirations and the hypocrisies of the state. This fall, Library of America will publish "Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s", the first in a multivolume set of her collected works. Edited by Alta Magazine Books Editor David L. Ulin, the anthology gathers three novels and two works of nonfiction and focuses on Didion’s early iconic work.
November 12 marks the official release date of this exciting collection. In celebration of this, Ulin will join Alta Editor-at-Large Mary Melton for a conversation on the work and enduring impact of one of California’s most compelling voices.
Read an excerpt of "The 60s and the 70s" in Alta's Fall 2019 Book Section.
Please note: Joan Didion will not be appearing at this event.