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Event 42

James Ellroy in conversation with Guillermo Altares

The dark side of Hollywood

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Aula Magna

James Ellroy is one of the most famous writers of contemporary crime fiction. Among his best-known works are The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential, which were turned into films with staggering success. Along with The Big Nowhere and White Jazz, they make up the acclaimed L.A. Quartet, a series that has become a classic of 20th-century noir novels. These stories are set in the 1950s and make up a journey through the dark side of Hollywood. Ellroy has just published This Storm, a sequel to Perfidia, which takes place in January 1942, when Los Angeles was reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor. He talks to journalist and writer Guillermo Altares. Presented by the Counselor of Culture, Tourism and Sports from Junta de Castilla y León Javier Ortega Álvarez.

Photo ©: Marion Ettlinger
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish
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Event 54

Domingo Villar in conversation with Juan Cruz

The long-awaited return of Leo Caldas

– Venue: La Alhóndiga

The storyteller presents the third installment of his successful series starring Galician Inspector Leo Caldas. The first two titles, Water Blue Eyes and Death on a Galician Shore catapulted Villar onto the international stage of crime writers. They were translated into 15 languages and reaped a large number of awards. Gerardo Herrero directed the film adaptation of La playa de los ahogados (‘Death on a Galician Shore’). In the latest book in the series, El último barco (‘The Final Boat’), Caldas returns to the setting of the Ría de Vigo with a new case that seems to be complicated from the very onset. A narrative brimming with intellect, incisive sarcasm and fluid prose once again couples with the complicity and empathy of characters that have been crafted by the hand of a master. The writer talks to journalist and writer Juan Cruz. 

Domingo Villar Photo ©: Ricardo Martín

Juan Cruz Photo ©: Lisbeth Salas

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