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“I Don’t Live in the World”: An Interview With James Ellroy

The crime writer opens up about his mother’s murder, his love of dogs, and his new novel, This Storm. Just don’t ask him about Donald Trump.

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InIn one of the opening scenes of the 2001 BBC documentary Feast of Death, James Ellroy tells a story about his encounter with an…

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Eric Spitznagel

Eric Spitznagel

I’m a freelance journalist, author of 10+ books, and the Executive Editor of The Arrow, a digital newsletter from AARP created by and for Gen-X men.

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