Diane Johnson

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Diane Johnson (born April 28, 1934) is an American novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often feature American heroines living abroad in contemporary France. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Persian Nights in 1988.

Career[edit]

Born in Moline, Illinois, Johnson's recent books include Lulu in Marrakech (2008), L'Affaire (2003), Le Mariage (2000), and Le Divorce (1997), for which she was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the California Book Award gold medal for fiction. Her memoir Flyover Lives was released in January 2014.

She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since the mid-1970s. With filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, Johnson co-authored the screenplay to The Shining (1980), based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King.

In 2003, Le Divorce, a film adaptation of her comedy of manners novel of the same name, was released. It was directed by James Ivory and starred Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts.

Personal life[edit]

Johnson currently divides her time between homes in Paris and San Francisco.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Burning (1971)
  • The Shadow Knows (1974)
  • Lying low (1978)
  • Persian Nights (1987)
  • Health and Happiness (1990)
  • Le Divorce (1997)
  • Le Mariage (2000)
  • L'Affaire (2003)
  • Into a Paris Quartier (2005)
  • Jazsmin (2007)
  • Lulu in Marrakech (2008)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Flyover Lives: A Memoir (2014)

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