Blue Nights

The Latest News about Joan Didion's New Memoir, Blue Nights.

Details Emerge About Blue Nights


The publisher Knopf has released more details about the content of Didion’s new memoir, Blue Nights. The book will focus on her daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne, who died just before Didion’s previous memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, was published. It is said to address their relationship with “stunning frankness.” More generally, the book will speak to [...]

Blue Nights to Be Released on November 1, 2011


Blue Nights, Joan Didion’s new memoir about aging, will be released by Knopf on November 1, 2011. It will be 208 pages in length. has begun allowing customers to pre-order this book, at a cost of $16.50 for the hardcover. A large print paperback edition will also be released on that date, and will [...]

Fourth Estate Will Publish Blue Nights in UK and Commonwealth


Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins, has secured the rights to publish Joan Didion’s new memoir about aging in the UK and the Commonwealth (excluding Canada). In further news, we can confirm that the book, which is to be titled Blue Nights, will appear in the autumn of 2011. The editorial director of Fourth Estate, [...]

New Didion Memoir About Aging Coming Next Year


Joan Didion has finished work on a new memoir about aging. It is to be titled Blue Nights and will be published by Knopf in 2011. The blog Guest of a Guest broke the story after interviewing Didion at a luncheon celebrating “The King’s Speech,” an historical drama film starring Colin Firth, at the 21 Club in [...]