Bret Easton Ellis is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama and Lunar Park, which have been translated into 27 languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
As Picador celebrates its fortieth anniversary the Picador team are celebrating working for the finest imprint in literary London. I haven’t been at Picador for forty years, of course, but in the spirit of The Picador Book of 40 here are twenty of the most memorable titles I’ve read, not read, or been involved with.
When the manuscript of Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis's first novel, came into the office in the early 80s, the editor sent it out to others in the business to get their opinion. There were some very passionate responses - though not particularly favourable ones. But the book's life so far, and Easton Ellis's writing career since, has proved both of these two readers very wrong.