A Conversation with James Ellroy

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch Location: 
Buena Vista Branch Library

James EllroyA Conversation with James Ellroy

"One of the great American writers of our time."
  Los Angeles Book Review

 

As a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and memoirist, James Ellroy is more closely identified with Los Angeles than any writer since Raymond Chandler. Nearly all of his writing is set in Los Angeles, in the rough, racist, pre-Miranda Los Angeles of the decade following the Second World War. Four of his novels --- The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential (an Academy Award winning-movie), and White Jazz --- are collectively known as the L.A. Quartet. They comprise a dark and obsessive 1950s anti-history of his hometown. His novels American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood's A Rover (September 2009) form the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy, and American Tabloid and his memoir, My Dark Places, were both named as Time magazine's Best Book of the Year, respectively.

Read more at Mr. Ellroy's website, http://jamesellroy.net/

 

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