Translation Rights  |  Jun 27, 2011

Bret Easton’s Ellis American Psycho celebrating its 20th Anniversary

Vintage US are celebrating American Psycho’s 20th anniversary by releasing a repackaged edition of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial 1991 novel. The new edition will hit American shelves early July.

The novel’s main protagonist Patrick Bateman is a handsome, charming and intelligent young man who works on Wall Street. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America’s greatest dream – and its worst nightmare – American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.

Since its publication, American Psycho has been reprinted 53 times and has sold more than a million copies in the U.S. alone. The novel’s success has also spread abroad as it’s been published in 26 countries. American Psycho was also adapted into a major motion picture directed by Mary Harron and starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Jared Leto and Reese Witherspoon in 2000. American Psycho is currently being developed for Broadway.