Joan Didion at Fairfield University
For all our Fairfield book lovers, here’s an event for you: Joan Didion, author of critically acclaimed The Year of Magical Thinking, is coming to Fairfield University’s Oak Room tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center.
Didion will present her new book, Blue Nights. She will discuss the death of her daughter, having children, coping with illness, and growing older. She will also talk about being a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter.
In a recent interview with New York magazine, she had this to say about her new book:
“I found my mind turning increasingly to illness, to the end of promise, the dwindling of the days, the inevitability of the fading, the dying of the brightness. Blue nights are the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but they are also its warning,” she writes. And later: “I was no longer, if I had ever been, afraid to die: I was now afraid not to die.”
The event is sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library. Tickets for the Didion event are $10. To reserve seats, call Laura Keller at 203-254-4110.
For more information about the event or any of their programs, visit the library online at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.