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

    … prolific novelists in recent memory, pen more than 50 novels, nine screenplays, and dozens of short stories over a career spanning nearly 60 years. Murakami, Leonard, and Rushdie aren’t the only literary luminaries who got their start on the brand side. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Sayers, Edmund Morris, Kurt Vonnegut, James Patterson, and Joseph…

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