Remembering Joan Didion: A look back at her writing, interviews and more

Author Joan Didion
Joan Didion at her Manhattan home on Sept. 28, 2005.
(Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)

Joan Didion, celebrated novelist, memoirist and social critic, died Thursday morning at age 87. The Sacramento-born author influenced a generation of writers with her cool detachment, humor and acute observations of American politics and culture.

Here’s a collection of past coverage from The Times, including book reviews, interviews and more on the late writer.