Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Conversation with James Ellroy [Author event tonight!!!]

So what are you doing tonight?

Me, I think I will be stopping by the Buena Vista Branch Library at 7:00 PM to enjoy

A Conversation with James Ellroy

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Branch Location: Buena Vista Branch Library
"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, and all of the above books [and more] can be found at your Burbank Public Library!

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