The Deamon Dog of American Crime Fiction

A look at the life and writing of James Ellroy

The Deamon Dog of American Crime Fiction

James Ellroy at the LA Times Festival of Books by Mark Coggins, April 2009

James Ellroy is regarded as one of the world's greatest crime writers. His work rejuvenated and re-imagined crime fiction and noir, casting it in a new stripped down and viscerally real mould.

Susan Cahill takes a journey through the life and work of James Ellroy, the self-styled 'Demon Dog of Crime Fiction', with authors, academics, and friends of Ellory.

This week's music to read to,

The show opens with Ryan Teague's Tetramery before throwing to part two with Zoe Keating's Flying and Flocking.