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Roger Jon Ellory


Le 12-09-2017

RJ Ellory is the author of fourteen novels, the most recent entitled Kings of America. Candlemoth (Papillon de Nuit), his first-published, was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger, as was his fourth, City of Lies, in 2006. His fifth novel, A Quiet Belief In Angels (Seul le Silence) was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2007, and went on to win the Livre De Poche Award, The Strand Magazine Novel
of The Year, The Mystery Booksellers of America Award, and the Inaugural Nouvel Observateur Prize. A Quiet Vendetta (Vendetta) won the Quebec Laureat and both the St. Maur and Villeneuve Readers’  Prizes. A Simple Act of Violence (Les Anonymes), Ellory’s sixth novel, won the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year 2010. He has been nominated for a further seven international awards including two Barrys, the 813 Trophy, and the Europeen Du Point. His books are now available in twenty-six languages, and there are currently ten available in French. The next publication for France is in June 2018, and is entitled Les
Fantomes de Manhattan. Ellory is also the guitarist and vocalist of The Whiskey Poets. He was born in Birmingham, U.K., and continues to make this his home.

RJ Ellory est l'auteur de quatorze romans, le plus récent est intitulé Kings of America. Candlemoth (Papillon de Nuit), sa première publication, a été sélectionné pour le CWA Steel Dagger, ainsi que son quatrième, City of Lies, en 2006. Son cinquième roman, A Quiet Croyance In Angels (Seul le Silence) ; Judy Book Club en 2007 et a remporté le prix du livre de poche, The Strand Magazine Novel
de l'année, le prix Mystery Booksellers of America et le prix inaugural du Nouvel Observateur. Une vendetta tranquille (Vendetta) a remporté la lauréate du Québec et les deux prix des lecteurs de St. Maur et de Villeneuve. Le sixième roman d'Ellory, un simple acte de violence (Les Anonymes), a remporté le roman policier de l'année 2010 de Theakston. Il a été nominé pour sept autres prix internationaux, dont deux Barrys, le 813 Trophy et l'Europeen Du Point. Ses livres sont maintenant disponibles en vingt-six langues, et il y en a actuellement dix disponibles en français. La prochaine publication pour la France est en juin 2018 et s'intitule Les Fantomes de Manhattan. Ellory est aussi le guitariste et chanteur de The Whiskey Poets. Il est né à Birmingham, Royaume-Uni, et y vit toujours.

The Whiskey Poets

4 membres de "The Whiskey Poets" seront présents à "Lect(o)ure de polars pour une représentation le samedi 21 ocotbre à 21h à la salle de la comédie.

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RJ Ellory

Ellory was first published in the UK in 2003, and released his thirteenth novel, 'Mockingbird Songs', in May 2015. Winner of nine international literary awards, his books are available in twenty-six languages. Having sold in excess of four million books worldwide, he continues to publish annually and spends a considerable amount of his time traveling. Booksigning tours and literary festival appearances have taken him to more than sixty cities in twelve countries. Ellory has presented documentary pieces about his work for Channel 4 and the BBC in both Georgia and Washington DC, and represented the UK at the European Writers’ Parliament in Istanbul, Turkey. He has made television appearances on France 1, France 3, and been a guest on 'Le Grand Journal' with Antoine de Caunes. He has accumulated extensive newspaper and magazine coverage, and in 2012 was voted one of the thirty men 'who will influence the future in the arts, media, politics and sport' by GQ magazine. He has performed musically at book launches in Holland, and has played live on Italian national radio. He is represented for film in the UK, USA and France and has three ongoing film adaptations. He and Fabrice Colin have also released a graphic novel (‘Chicagoland’) in France based on a trilogy of Ellory’s short stories.

Martin Smith

After entering the business with his first band ‘Charlie’ in 1974, Martin went on to tour with, record and produce many different artists including ex-Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey and Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. He also worked with Brian Johnson (AC/DC), BA Robertson, Mike Rutherford, John Wetton and many more. Martin was the last touring bassist with Electric Light Orchestra in Europe and the United States. With writing partner Dominic Glynn he completed his first compositional project for Chappell Music Library in 1991, and now – as a writer for Universal - Martin has maintained a very successful career with countless usages around the world, including film soundtracks, television theme tunes and advertisements. 

Rob Oliver

Having accumulated considerable experience in the music industry as an A&R Assistant for EMI, Rob was recruited into the ranks of touring musicians by his brother, Larry, who had been working with The New Seekers. Rob cut his teeth touring both the UK and Australia, and a stint with Paper Lace was soon followed by a collaboration with Jamie Moses (Queen & Paul Rogers) and Graham Walker (Gary Moore) for the hugely popular outfit, ‘Up All Night’. Rob has toured and performed in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Egypt, Kenya and many other countries with the likes of The Tornados, Tony Hadley, Mike Berry, Lenny Henry, John Miles and Alexandra Burke.

Roger Nunn

Pots and pans and broken cutlery gave way to real drums in his early teens and he joined his first professional band, ‘The Telegents’ in 1981. A quirky post-punk band, they recorded two singles, and played major venues in London alongside acts as diverse as Blancmange and Screaming Lord Such. A meeting with singer/songwriter Darren Hatch, son of Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, prompted Roger to joined Darren’s funk/pop band ‘i2i’. In the late 80s Roger toured with Italian band, ‘My Mine’ (later called BlackBox), before working again with Darren in the rock/pop band, ‘B.Good’ and appearing regularly in and around London. Roger then returned to a lifelong interest in folk and blues, playing extensively with such acts as So Long Angel, The David Hay Band and The Fran McGillivray Band. Roger’s session work with Martin Smith (formerly of ELO), resulted in his meeting with RJ Ellory, and hence his addition to The Whiskey Poets line-up.

The Whiskey Poets – Low Country (2016)

1. Black to Blue
2. Losing My Heart
3. Ghost of My Religion
4. A Hundred Million Miles
5. The Lesson
6. Some People
7. Drink Myself to Death
8. The One and Only
9. To the Low Country
10. This Time
11. Shines on Through


Bibliographie de R.J Ellory disponible à la médiathèque-ludothèque : Sélection

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Bibliographie complète disponible à la médiathèque-ludothèque

Interventions de R.J Ellory pendant le salon :

Samedi 21 octobre

15h – 16h : rencontre avec R.J Ellory  et Laulo

21h : concert « The whiskeys poets » avec R.J Ellory  à la Salle de la Comédie – Participation au chapeau