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Diane Johnson


(b.1934)

Diane Johnson is a two time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a three time National Book Award finalist (most recently in 1997 for Le Divorce). She divides her time between San Francisco and Paris.

Genres: General Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1988) : Persian Nights
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Le Divorce


Diane Johnson recommends
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Midnight in Manhattan (2004)
Francesca Delbanco
"Had me giggling all the way across the Atlantic. So well-observed and funny."
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The Western Limit of the World (2005)
David Masiel
"A terrific, exciting novel... There's no better writing about the sea now."
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To Catch the Lightning (2008)
Alan Cheuse
"Bravo to Cheuse for this incarnation of a major and unfairly forgotten American artist, capturing an era so crucial in native American, and therefore American history. I found it immediate and innovative."
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Pont Neuf (2020)
Max Byrd
"I so enjoyed Max Byrd’s Pont Neuf, with its superb writing about battle and the perennially interesting through-line of a love triangle, all made more dramatic by the parts played by two of history’s most fascinating characters, Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn. Annie March, the lovable young woman at the center is the perfect observer of all but her own heart. And Byrd’s account of the last WWII battle is riveting."

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