New Joan Didion for Fourth Estate

<p>Fourth Estate has bought a new memoir by <em>The Year of Magical Thinking</em> author Joan Didion, which the publisher described as &quot;both groundbreaking and a culmination of a stunning career&quot;.</p><p> Editorial director Clare Reihill bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to <em>Blue Nights</em>, from Janklow and Nesbit Associates NY. </p><p>Reihill said: &quot;<em>The Year of Magical Thinking</em> made such a deep impression on readers&mdash;no-one transforms the specific into the universal better than Joan Didion&mdash;and that profound and highly emotional experience of feeling connected to, and changed by, a piece of writing is further intensified in <em>Blue Nights</em>.&quot; </p><p>The book will be published in autumn next year. </p>