Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis (1964-) was born in Los Angeles and now lives in New York. He published his first novel Less Than Zero when he was 21. It was well received and was made into a film two years later. American Psycho about the serial killer Patrick Bateman was published in 1991 and instantly caused an uproar because of its violent content. It depicts an amoral, materialistic and disoriented American society in which young people find it difficult to find a deeper meaning in life. His latest novel Imperial Bedrooms (2010) is a sequel to his debut novel.