FORA.tv Speaker - James Ellroy

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Biography

James Ellroy (born Lee Earle Ellroy on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is an American writer. He is one of the world's best-selling crime writers and essayists with a unique "telegraphic" writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism. Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. Ellroy has sometimes been called the "Demon Dog of American crime fiction". His L.A. Quartet novels-”The Black Dahlia,” “The Big Nowhere,” “L.A. Confidential,” and “White Jazz”-are international bestsellers. His novel, “American Tabloid,” was TIME magazine's novel of the year for 1995. His memoir, “My Dark Places,” was a New York Times notable book and a TIME magazine best book of the year for 1996.

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James Ellroy and Bruce Wagner

10.05.06 | 01:01:07 min | 2 comments