R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

RJ Ellory is the author of sixteen novels, all published in the UK by Orion, and available in twenty-six additional languages. They are: CANDLEMOTH (2003) GHOSTHEART (2004) A QUIET VENDETTA (2005) CITY OF LIES (2006) A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS (2007) A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE (2008) THE ANNIVERSARY MAN (2009) SAINTS OF NEW YORK (2010) BAD SIGNS (2011) A DARK AND BROKEN HEART (2012) THE DEVIL AND THE RIVER (2013) CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS (2014) MOCKINGBIRD SONGS (2016) KINGS OF AMERICA (2017) THREE BULLETS (2019) PROOF OF LIFE (2021) Additionally, in 2020, he independently published 'THE MAN WHO ATE THE WORLD', with all proceeds being donated to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. 'Candlemoth' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Steel Dagger, and went on to win the Grand Prix des Lecteurs and the Balai d'Or 2017. His fifth novel, 'A Quiet Belief In Angels' was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2007, and won the Livre De Poche Award, The Strand Magazine Novel of The Year, The Mystery Booksellers of America Award, the USA National Indie Excellence Award for Best Mystery, the Inaugural Nouvel Observateur Prize and the Quebec Booksellers' Award. 'A Quiet Vendetta' won the Quebec Laureat, the Avignon Readers’ Prize and the St. Maur Prize. 'A Simple Act of Violence', Ellory’s sixth novel, won the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year 2010. He has been nominated for a further thirteen international awards including two Barrys, the Association 813 Trophy, and the Europeen Du Point. He has also written the screenplay of 'A Quiet Belief In Angels' for Oscar-winning director, Olivier Dahan, and has optioned 'A Dark and Broken Heart' for film. His novella 'Three Days in Chicagoland' was released as a French graphic novel at the end of 2014 (in collaboration with Fabrice Colin), and he has published short stories in numerous British and American magazines. Currently working on two TV series adaptations, he is also writing for the screen with two original feature films in production. Ellory - alongside Martin Smith (formerly of ELO) - is a founding member of The Whiskey Poets, a country-blues band, and they have released two albums, 'Low Country' and 'Native Strangers'. He was born in Birmingham, U.K., and continues to make this his home with his long-suffering wife, idiosyncratic son and two troublesome cats.
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