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Joan Didion on Sept. 24, 2012, in New York City.
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October 23, 2014 The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin signs autographs during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention at the San Diego Convention Center.
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August 5, 2014 Also: The queen of England's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.
Fans dressed as stormtroopers from Star Wars attend this year's Comic-Con event in San Diego.
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July 28, 2014 Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
December 10, 2013 Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
December 9, 2013 Also: comparing Nora Ephron and Joan Didion; more literary celebrations of Nelson Mandela; the best book coming out this week.
The detention camp at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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August 23, 2013 Also: Harrison Ford was Joan Didion's carpenter; Aziz Ansari has a book deal.
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