‘I don’t give a damn about my reputation. I’m 55. I have no shame. I’m not about politics. I don’t care enough’

‘I don’t give a damn about my reputation. I’m 55. I have no shame. I’m not about politics. I don’t care enough’

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis insists that he ignores the furore over his contempt for liberals, his refusal to vote and his defence of Trump, yet he seems to revel in the spotlight, writes Nadine O’Regan

‘I should have hung up two minutes in,” Bret Easton Ellis says. “I thought I could win the game. But I couldn’t.”

In the restaurant of a Dublin hotel, Ellis is ruefully recalling the moment he realised he was about to get hanged, drawn and quartered by the New Yorker magazine. In a recent phone interview that has become famous as a prime example of media skewering, New Yorker writer Isaac Chotiner took Ellis,...

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