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Harrison Ford to present PEN lifetime achievement award to Joan Didion


Ford built Didion’s beach house in 1971, when he was still a carpenter, before becoming a movie star. “I was happy with his work — and even happier with his presence in the house because he was a great moral force,” she says. LA Times has the exclusive. Now he will present her the PEN Center USA lifetime achievement award, an honor previously awarded to Elmore Leonard, Larry Gelbart, Joyce Carol Oates, Gore Vidal, Walter Mosley and others.