Bret Easton Ellis: interview

AN INSPIRATION: Bret Easton Ellis.

AN INSPIRATION: Bret Easton Ellis.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to interview my literary hero – Bret Easton Ellis. It was a big moment for me, as his books have had a big influence on my creative writing.

My style and voice is different to his, but other aspects of his approach – his bravery, abstractness, atmosphere, inventiveness, surrealism – have opened my mind to the broader tools available to storytellers.

My favourite book of his is Lunar Park, though I also loved American Psycho and Glamorama. As much as my interview was for a feature article in Rolling Stone, it was also an opportunity to pick his brains over creative writing.

It was a one-on-one master class.

Here is the article as it appeared in Rolling Stone.

Behind the bedroom doors of Bret Easton Ellis

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