02/06/2013 11:58 am ET Updated Apr 08, 2013

NYRB Celebrates Its 50th : Columbia Journalism Review

Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top as she walked, assisted, to a chair and table set for her center stage at Town Hall in New York City. Didion was one of a menagerie of beloved authors who read and reminisced for a rapt audience at the New York Review of Books's 50th anniversary celebration on Tuesday night.