Alta Toasts David L. Ulin and His New Book on Joan Didion

Alta’s Los Angeles community raised a glass to Books Editor David L.  Ulin on the publication of Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s.

Alta Books Editor David Ulin and Editor-at-Large Mary Melton celebrate the launch of "Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s" in Los Angeles.
Alta Books Editor David Ulin and Editor-at-Large Mary Melton celebrate the launch of Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s in Los Angeles.
JOHN PRADO

Heavy pours and California literati made for a festive night in Los Angeles’ Highland Park on Wednesday, November 20th. Alta publisher and editor Will Hearst and nearly 100 guests came together to fete books editor David L. Ulin upon the release of, Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s (Library of America), which he edited. Read an excerpt here.

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Alta Editor-at-Large Mary Melton is all smiles with UCLA professor Colleen Jaurretche.
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Writers Mark Haskell Smith, Alex Espinoza, Alta Books Editor David Ulin, and Los Angeles Times Festival of Books’ Maret Orliss celebrate the launch of Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
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Louise Steinman and Maret Orliss connect at Checker Hall in Highland Park. Hosted by Alta Magazine, the event celebrated the launch of Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s, a collection of the author’s work edited by Alta Books Editor David Ulin.
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Alta Books Editor David Ulin described Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s as his “dream project.” Didion fans and friends of Alta gathered at Checker Hall in Los Angeles on November 20, 2019 to celebrate the book’s launch.
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Alta publisher Will Hearst, Alta Editor-at-Large Mary Melton, Amy Wallace, Jesse Katz, and Ed Leibowitz gather around the bar at Checker Hall.
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Edited by Alta Books Editor David L. Ulin, the anthology gathers three novels and two works of nonfiction and focuses on Didion’s early iconic work. Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s was officially released on November 12, 2019 and is on sale now.
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