James Ellroy


Past Appearances

Tattered Cover/Colfax, Denver

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City Lights, San Francisco

This event will be held in the Main Room at City Lights. It will also be broadcast on zoom.

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Warwick’s, Coronado

  • Free open seating is first-come, first-served, subject to available space.
  • Guaranteed Preferred Seat holders will receive a copy of James Ellroy's book when they check in. Guaranteed seating is unnumbered and first-come, first-served.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

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Vroman's, Pasadena

Award to Mr. Ellroy. González Ledesma Prize of Valencia Negra Festival and book signing

Award to Mr. Ellroy. González Ledesma Prize of Valencia Negra Festival, followed by book signing.

Conversation at Fundación Bancaixa

Conversation with journalist Ramon Palomar

At Fnac San Agustin

Interview and book signing at Public Library Jaume Fuster

Interview with journalist/writer Antonio Lozano, and book signing

Book signing at Laie Bookstore

Book signing at La Central Bookstore

Book Signing at Fnac Callao bookstore

At Cultural Center Fundaciòn Telefònica

In English, with simultaneous Spanish translation

SXSW Appearance Discussing Podcasts and the Art of Adaptation

Ellroy Discusses Podcasts and the Art of Adaptation at SXSW

Virtual: Mysterious Bookshop




Le Havre

Radio France at the Maison de la Radio

Théâtre de Rond-Point

Ellroy will read from his latest book, This Storm, discuss his life and his writing with François Busnel, answer questions from the audience. Signing at 5pm at Rond-Point/Actes Sud bookstore.

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November 11th through 22nd

Details to Follow

San Francisco

November 6th through 8th

Details to follow

Columbia, South Carolina


Barcelona, Los Ángeles: el pasado, mañana

6:00 p.m. Interview on stage with the writer and BCNegra Director Carlos Zanón

7:30 p.m.: Signing session


45 minute hosted conversation, followed by Q&A and signing session

Segovia (Hay Festival)

James Ellroy in conversation with Guillermo Altares

Hay Festival, Segovia

Interview on stage with Guillermo Altares, journalist with EL PAIS; LA CARA OCULTA DE HOLLYWOOD



Legendary crime writer James Ellroy returns with the second book in his Second L.A. Quartet. This Storm is a brilliant, pulse-pounding, as-it-happens historical crime novel set in WWII Los Angeles. Ellroy fans will not be disappointed. FacebookEventBrite

Noirwich Presents

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this exclusive event with James Ellroy. We are thrilled to welcome him to Norwich for the first time to discuss his latest book, and his fascination with the criminal underbelly of mid-20 century Los Angeles.

Austin, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Scottsdale, Arizona

Seattle, Washington

Portland, Oregon

Corte Madera, California

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

Personal note from the Demon Dog: This is a high-ticket, high-klass event, at a boss mansion in swank Hancock Park!!!!! The freight for this gig is not cheap!!!!! This is a fundraiser for the gravely groovy L.A. Review of Books.

Orange, California

Los Angeles, California

Pasadena, California

San Diego, California

Washington, D.C.

In conversation with Thomas Mallen

Washington, D.C.

Madison, Connecticut

New York, New York

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New York, New York






Criss Cross (1949)

Stray Dog (1949)

High School Confidential (1956)

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

T-Men (1947)

Purple Moon (Plein Soleil) (1960)

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964)

Them (1954)

Private Property (1960)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Rififi (1955)

The Lineup (1958)

Nightfall (1956)

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

House of Bamboo (1955)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

The Naked City (1948)

Paris, France

Rennes, France

Vincennes, France

Vincennes, France

Nancy, France

Tour de France and Belgium: Vincennes

Tour de France and Belgium: Brussels

Turin, Italy

Explore “LA as Subject”

LAPD '53 signing with Glynn Martin

James Ellroy's “'53 Fest”

LAPD '53 Signing with Glynn Martin

LAPD '53 Signing with Glynn Martin

LAPD '53 Signing with Glynn Martin

LAPD '53 Signing with Glynn Martin

Perfidia readings in France

Spanish Fly-By: Perfidia Tour 2015

Munich, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Hannover, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Rome, Italy