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Elmore Leonard Has Died

Old 08-20-13, 09:11 AM
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Elmore Leonard Has Died

Elmore Leonard, a legendary crime novelist and screenwriter who wielded sharp prose and created quirky misfit characters to captivate a legion of readers, has died, his literary agent said today.

The 87-year-old writer, who had been recovering from a stroke, wrote novels in the crime and western genres, short stories and screenplays.

He recently won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation.

Read a number of his books. He was quite a prolific author.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:08 AM
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I heard about the recent stroke, but hoped he'd pull through. A major loss to the literary world. Sounds like he was in the middle of writing his 47th(!) novel. A true Grand Master if there ever was one.

I still have several of his old paperbacks in my to-read pile...I need to get on those.

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Sad news, He was such an inspiration to so many of the top writers today.
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I've really enjoyed his books--there aren't too many I haven't read. I'm glad I got introduced to them (via several really good movies), and sad there won't be any more coming out.
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