Finally, his persistence paid off when his first published novel, CANDLEMOTH, hit the shelves in 2004. This lead the way for another seven novels, including his bestseller, A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which won a number of prestigious prizes.
This tenacity to succeed could be attributed to the turmoil of his childhood. Abandoned by his father at birth, Ellory was sent to boarding school at seven years of age, after the death of his mother left him and his brother orphaned and alone. By seventeen, Ellory was experiencing life on the wrong side of the law, after he was caught poaching chickens.
Ellory’s story promises to be as compelling as his writing and audiences will have the opportunity to hear him speak at events in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin next week as part of the New Zealand tour to promote his new book SAINTS OF NEW YORK (Orion, $38.99 RRP).
- Wednesday September 8: 6pm, Takapuna Library, Auckland
- Thursday September 9: 12pm-1pm, Nelson Library
- Thursday September 9: 5.30pm Marsden Books, Karori, Wellington
- Friday September 10: 3.30pm Mosgiel Library
- Friday September 10: 5.30pm Dunedin City Library, Dunedin
For more information or to request please contact:
Orion Publicist, Hachette NZ
Ph: 09 478 1033 / 027 628 9695