James Ellroy’s oeuvre extends over eighteen books, comprising collections of short stories and reportage (Crime Wave; Hollywood Nocturnes; Destination: Morgue!), trilogies (L.A. Noir; Underworld USA), his celebrated L.A. Quartet, self-contained novels (Brown’s Requiem; Clandestine; Killer on the Road), and memoir (My Dark Places; The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women). He has also written screenplays (Street Kings; Rampart) and teleplays. His novels have been adapted into film. The most successful adaptation is Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential, which won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1997.

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