Internationally renowned author James Ellroy discusses 60 years of the secret history of Los Angeles in raucous, freewheeling and profane form. Born in Los Angeles in 1948, Ellroy's L.A. Quartet novels – The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz – were international best-sellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time Magazine’s fiction Book of the Year in 1995. His memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year for 1996. His novel the Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. Last year, he published a remarkable first-person story in the Los Angeles Times Magazine about his recent return to the "Great Wrong Place that refined [his] imagination." He visits Zócalo to talk about the underbelly of the city he has reclaimed.Zocalo, a cultural forum for the new L.A. - Public Lecture Series
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Monday, July 30, 2007
James Ellroy Commeth
James Ellroy will be visiting the L.A. Central Library on Tuesday, September 11, at 7pm.