Win a pair of tickets to see James Ellroy in Manchester or Glasgow

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The List are teaming up with Waterstones to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Demon Dog of American Literature, James Ellroy in conversation about his new novel This Storm - the crowning work of a master.

James Ellroy’s novels, mining the very darkest seams of American life, have given this extraordinary novelist legendary status in contemporary crime writing. Born in Los Angeles in 1948, his work includes the ‘Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy’ – American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover – and the ‘L.A. Quartet’ novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz.

His first new work in last five year, This Storm is set 1940s Los Angeles, where a story of corruption and vice unfolds against the backdrop of World War II. The event will be followed by a book-signing.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below:

Waterstones Presents: James Ellroy in Manchester
Tue 28 May
91 Deansgate
Manchester M3 2BW

Waterstones Presents: James Ellroy in Glasgow
Wed 29 May
Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox
17 Bain Street
Glasgow G40 2JZ

Terms & conditions

Competition closes 29 May 2019. The List's usual rules apply.