John Gregory Dunne


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
May 25, 1932

Died
December 30, 2003

Genre


John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe stutter and took up writing to express himself. Eventually he learned to speak normally by observing others. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954 and worked as a journalist for Time magazine. He married novelist Joan Didion on 30 January 1964, and they became collaborators on a series of screenplays, including Panic in Needle Park (1971), A Star Is Born (1976) and True Confessions (1981), an adaptation of his own novel. He is the author of two non-fiction books about Hollywood, The Studio and Monster.

As a literary critic and essayist, he wa
...more

Average rating: 3.77 · 2,331 ratings · 296 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
True Confessions

by
3.77 avg rating — 598 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Studio

3.83 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 1969 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Monster: Living Off the Big...

3.52 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nothing Lost

3.45 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vegas: A Memoir Of A Dark S...

3.85 avg rating — 82 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dutch Shea, Jr.

3.59 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Playland

3.25 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Regards: The Selected Nonfi...

by
3.94 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Delano: The Story of the Ca...

3.93 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Red White and Blue

3.31 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John Gregory Dunne…

Related News

    Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of The New York Times, is the author of the newly...
70 likes · 14 comments
“Writing is a manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.”
John Gregory Dunne

“New York is at once cosmopolitan and parochial, a compendium of sentimental certainties. It is in fact the most sentimental of the world's great cities - in its self-congratulation a kind of San Francisco of the East”
John Gregory Dunne

“Hollywood is a technological crapshoot. Table stakes open at a million dollars. It was true in 1968, it is true now.”
John Gregory Dunne

Topics Mentioning This Author