Joyce Maynard

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Non-Fiction Author
Date of Birth November 5, 1953
Place of Birth New Hampshire
Age 67 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Daphne Joyce Maynard is an American novelist and journalist. She began her career in journalism in the 1970s, writing for several publications, most notably Seventeen magazine and The New York Times. Maynard contributed to Mademoiselle and Harrowsmith magazines in the 1980s while also beginning a career as a novelist with the publication of her first novel, Baby Love. Her second novel, To Die For, drew from the Pamela Smart murder case and was adapted into the 1995 film of the same name. Maynard received significant media attention in 1998 with the publication of her memoir At Home in the World, which deals with her affair with J. D. Salinger. Maynard has published novels in a wide range of literary genres, including fiction, young adult fiction, and true crime. Her sixth novel, Labor Day, was adapted into the 2013 film of the same name, directed by Jason Reitman. Her most recent novels include The Good Daughters, After Her and Under the Influence.

Born: November 5, 1953, Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation: Novelist, memoirist, journalist
Nationality: American
Period: 1981–present
Genre: Fiction, memoir, true crime, young adult
Notable works: To Die For, At Home in the World
Years active: 1972–present
Spouse: Steve Bethel (1977–1989), Jim Barringer (2013–2016, his death)
Children: Audrey, Charlie, Wilson
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About Joyce Maynard

An American author known for her works of both fiction and non-fiction, she is most famous for her 1998 memoir, At Home in the World. The work details the love affair she had with reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, when she was eighteen and he was in his fifties.

Before Fame

She wrote for Seventeen magazine while she was still a teenager. In 1971, she began her studies at Yale University.


She began working for The New York Times in 1975.

Family Life

She married Steve Bethel in 1977. Together, they had three children.


Her 1992 novel, To Die For, was adapted into a film starring Nicole Kidman.

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