Joan Didion Honored at Authors Guild Dinner

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From fashion ads to tote bags, Joan Didion seems to be everywhere these days. Last night in Manhattan’s Edison Ballroom, members of the publishing world gathered to honor Didion at the annual Authors Guild dinner. The dinner was hosted by One Story Editor-in-Chief Hannah Tinti, and included readingsinspired by Didion’s iconic essay “Why I Write” from authors Alexander Chee, Delia Ephron, and Kathryn Harrison

Attendees were encouraged to discuss their favorite Joan Didion quotes — here’s one: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” — and the evening benefited The Authors Guild Foundation and The Authors League Fund. Among the guests were NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, Grove Atlantic publisher Morgan Entrekin, and literary agent Lynn Nesbit.

Although the honoree couldn’t attend herself, she was there in tote bag form courtesy of the newly launched Literary Hub.

All photos courtesy of Beowulf Sheehan.

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