Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted for the movie Jackie Brown). Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the current FX television series Justified.
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  • What Murakami and Other Literary Giants Learned From Brand Writing

    … to make a very big statement in very few words or very few images and you haven’t much time. All of that is, I feel, very, very useful.” Useful indeed: Rushdie quickly achieved success within the agency by crafting catchy taglines like, “Naughty. But nice.” and “That’ll do nicely.” The demand for short, effective copy also helped Elmore Leonard graduate…

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