Bret Easton Ellis
It was a wild night when Bret Easton Ellis came to Melbourne at the end of his tour for Imperial Bedrooms. At his most candid, BEE sets the record straight on Delta Goodrem, how Mad Men is better than any contemporary novel, why American Psycho is a great Father’s Day gift, and how he and Judd Nelson scammed Vanity Fair with their twisted take on Los Angeles.
Plus he tackles some feisty audience questions – 'Do you ever wish that someone killed you at the peak of your career?' – and discovers why he doesn’t do book tours that often.
Like any Bret Easton Ellis novel, the content is adult; you have been warned.
Bret Easton Ellis is the author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero, which was recently followed up by Imperial Bedrooms.
Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he'd like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see Star Wars and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.
After having been an actor for a while Alan realised there wasn't that much work for a 6'4" guy with a slightly lopsided face and thick curly hair so he tried his hand at directing, broadcasting, composing, dancing (true!), singing and, in an unexpected turn of events, being a professional music nerd.
Recently, he got around to being a writer.
One day he hopes to have a bio that includes phrases like 'bestselling', 'award-winning' and 'so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet' but, until then, he's just happy to look at his copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think: 'Cool! I wrote a book!'