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James Ellroy - Author


James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed LA Quartet, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz, as well as the first two parts of his Underworld USA trilogy, American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand which were both Sunday Times bestsellers.

In 2011 James Ellroy was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters by France's culture minister Frederic Mitterand. Mitterand described Ellroy as "the master of dark dreams" and called him "one of the most prominent names in modern literature".

Ellroy's editor at William Heinemann, Jason Arthur, said: "If the purpose of this honour is to recognise a significant contribution to literature, then it is richly deserved. It reaffirms my belief that his writing truly transcends genre and easy labels—James is quite simply one of the best novelists writing today."

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Featured Books, with extracts, by James Ellroy

Perfidia by James Ellroy
Perfidia
James Ellroy
Ellroy is most famous for two exquisite series. The LA Quartet (including LA Confidential) set in the 40s and 50s and centred on the LAPD; and the Underworld USA Trilogy which runs from 58-73 and takes in the sweeping...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2015
Perfidia by James Ellroy
Perfidia
James Ellroy
Ellroy is most famous for two exquisite series. The LA Quartet (including LA Confidential) set in the 40s and 50s and centred on the LAPD; and the Underworld USA Trilogy which runs from 58-73 and takes in the sweeping historical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2011
The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women by James Ellroy
The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women
James Ellroy
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 14 October 2010. A candid and sometimes shocking memoir from one of the greatest thriller writers of the last century. Ellroy's obsessive relationship with his mother is laid bare giving us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2010

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