Interviewed by: James McKinley
Catalog Number: 20030108
The self-proclaimed “Demon Dog of American Literature,” James Elroy is known for his noir style filled with violence, sex, and raw language, and is the author of over a dozen works, including the novel L.A. Confidential, made into an award-winning film, and My Dark Places, a memoir detailing his mother’s murder over 40 years ago. In this interview, Ellroy talks with outgoing New Letters editor James McKinley about the latest installment in his “Underworld USA Trilogy,” The Cold Six Thousand.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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