Diane Johnson - "Author of the Month" - July 2021

Diane Johnson (b. 1934, Diane Lain, Illinois), is an American novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often feature American heroines living abroad in contemporary France.

She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since the mid-1970s.
 

  • Lesser Lives, her biography of Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1973.

  • Her novel Lying Low was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979.

  • In 1980, with filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, Johnson co-authored the screenplay to The Shining, based on Stephen King's horror novel.

  • In 1983 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Price in Non-fiction for her essay collection Terrorists and Novelists.

  • She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Persian Nights in 1988.

  • In 1997, Le Divorce was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the California Book Award gold medal for fiction. A film adaption of the novel, starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts, was released in 2003.

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Lorna Mott Comes Home: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525521082
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Published: Knopf - June 29th, 2021

Le Divorce Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780452277335
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Published: Plume - January 1st, 1998

L'Affaire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452285637
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Published: Plume - August 31st, 2004

Le Mariage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452282261
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Published: Plume - April 1st, 2001

Lulu in Marrakech Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295599
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Published: Plume - September 29th, 2009

The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives Cover Image
By Diane Johnson, Vivian Gornick (Introduction by), Diane Johnson (Preface by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681374451
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 23rd, 2020

Flyover Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142181249
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Published: Plume Books - November 25th, 2014