Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Profile: Bret Easton Ellis is an American short story writer, author, director, screenwriter and novelist. He is born in Los Angeles, California, U.S. The birthplace of Ellis was Los Angeles and he grew up in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley. His mother was a homemaker and father was a property developer, however in 1982 they divorced. His abusive father besides his own pain that he underwent at the time of wiring the book became the basis of the character in Psycho, his third novel. Ellis completed his education at The Buckley School in California and the Bennington College in Vermont where in learnt music originally and gravitated into writing, gradually. Writing has been his passion right since childhood. Initially he was regarded as one of the so-called Brat Pack, which included Jay Mclnerney and Tama Janowitz also.
Ellis explained in 2002 in an interview that he felt comfortable about being considered as heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual and felt good about playing with this persona. This way over the years he identified variously as bisexual, straight and gay to different people which he did mainly for artistic reasons.
Writing style: Bret Easton Ellis’s genre includes black comedy, satire and transgressive fiction. Recurring characters are shared by Bret Easton Ellis commonly in his novels. As a writer, the expression of extreme opinions and acts in an affectless style is the trademark technique of this self-proclaimed satirist.
1985 – Less Than Zero
1987 – The Rules of Attraction
1991 – American Psycho
1994 – The Informers
1998 – Glamorama
2005 – Lunar Park
2010 – Imperial Bedrooms
2019 – White
1999 – This is Not An Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis
2001 – Fernanda Pivano: A Farewell to Beat
2008 – The Informers
2013 – The Canyons
2016 – The Curse of Downers Grove
2016 – The Deleted
Ellis launched a podcast with PodcastOne Studios on November 18, 2013
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Best Screenplay at the 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival for the film, The Canyons
Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Director and Best Female Actor for Lindsay Lohan for the film, The Canyons