James Sallis is the author of the popular Lew Griffin series, the Turner Triology and stand-alone novels, as well as countless short stories, poems, essays and works of literary criticism. His novel Drive was made into the 2011 film starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks, in which Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver. Sallis talks about the novel and the film before a screening of the film (Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn, 18, 100 mins, 2011, USA). This event is in association with Bristol Encounters Festival. See also the other events we are promoting as part of CrimeFest.
James Sallis is a prolific writer. His books include Salt River, Cypress Grove, Drive, a series of novels set in New Orleans featuring private detective Lew Griffin, an avant-garde novel, Renderings, and a spy novel, Death Will Have Your Eyes, as well as countless short stories, poems, essays, musicological studies and works of literary criticism. The sequel to Drive, which was made into a successful film starring Ryan Gosling, Driven, is published in 2012. He edited the celebrated science fiction magazine New Worlds with his friend Michael Moorcock. He has been shortlisted for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. Visit his website at www.jamessallis.com.
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