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James Ellroy

Fiction

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.

| Subject Matter: Crime Fiction | Interview Year: 2003 | Genre: Fiction |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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