Diane Johnson

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Birthday
28, 1934
Birthplace
Moline, IL
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Moline, IL

About

Novelist whose satirical works often feature American female characters living abroad in France. Her novel, Persian Nights, was a 1988 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Before Fame

Before becoming a novelist, she wrote a column for The New York Review of Books. She won the California Book Award for her 1997 work, Le Divorce.

Trivia

She co-wrote the screenplay for The Shining, basing it on the novel of the same title by horror author Stephen King.

Family Life

She was born in Moline, Illinois. In her adulthood, she divided her time between Paris and San Francisco.

Associated With

Her novel, Le Divorce, was adapted into a film starring Kate Hudson.