Bret Easton Ellis (Los Ángeles, 7 de marzo de 1964) es un novelista estadounidense, considerado el mayor exponente de la Generación X en literatura, y uno de los autores posmodernos más relevantes de la actualidad. Su obra ha sido traducido a 27 idiomas. Escritor polémico, ha dejado a pocos lectores indiferentes, suscitando críticas negativas y positivas por igual. Ha sido considerado por algunos críticos como el nuevo Ernest Hemingway, para luego ser relegado a un segundo plano por muchos debido a la supuesta frialdad y escabrosidad de su prosa. Es, además, periodista, ensayista, editor de revistas literarias, conferenciante y académico.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1964-03-07
- Lugar de nacimiento: Los Angeles, California, United States
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American novelist and short story writer. He was regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist, whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style. Ellis employs a technique of linking novels with common, recurring characters. Though Ellis made his debut at 21 with the controversial 1985 bestseller Less Than Zero, a zeitgeist novel about amoral young people in Los Angeles, the work he is most remembered for is his third novel, 1991's American Psycho. On its release, the literary establishment widely condemned the novel as overly violent and misogynist; though many petitions to ban the book saw Ellis dropped by Simon & Schuster, the resounding controversy made it a paperback bestseller for Alfred A. Knopf later that year. Four of Ellis' works have been made into films; notably, Less Than Zero was rapidly adapted for screen, and a starkly different Less Than Zero film was released in 1987, and Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho was released to predominantly positive reviews in 2000. In later years, Ellis' novels have become increasingly metafictional. 2005's Lunar Park, a pseudo-memoir and ghost story, received positive reviews, and 2010's Imperial Bedrooms, marketed as a sequel to Less Than Zero, continues in this vein. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bret Easton Ellis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.