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.
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.
- Burning (1971)
- 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)
- Flyover Lives: A Memoir (2014)
- The Writing Life: By Diane Johnson - washingtonpost.com
- The Dollar's Down. But We're Not Out. By Diane Johnson - washingtonpost.com
- La vraie Française By Diane Johnson - Telegraph
- Diane Johnson at the Internet Movie Database
- Diane Johnson Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
- Diane Johnson author page and archive from The New York Review of Books