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UC Irvine News Brief: James Ellroy leads literary journalism master class

Visiting UCI on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the crime novelist discussed his approach to writing his two memoirs.

November 18, 2010
UC Irvine News Brief: James Ellroy leads literary journalism master class

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, celebrated crime novelist James Ellroy led a master class at UCI called “Memoir, and Memoir Revisited.” He spoke for about an hour on his approach to writing and answered questions from students in the literary journalism, creative writing and comparative literature programs. The talk centered on Ellroy’s two memoirs, My Dark Places and The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. UCI English professor Amy Wilentz introduced the author to the class and moderated the question-and-answer session. Previous speakers in the literary journalism master-class series include Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin and Gay Talese.