RARA-AVIS: Passports, please.

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 13 Feb 2002

Todd wrote:

>Chandler was originally English.

Nope. Although he spent his formative years in the U.K. and became a naturalized British citizen as a teenager, he was born in the States. And he restored his American citizenship in 1956.

Thus, I guess an argument could be made (but not by me) that the man who created Marlowe was, as someone pointed out here a few months ago, a British citizen.

The mind boggles.

Next week, we discover that James Ellroy co-writes cat mysteries under his real name. With his mother.


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