Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard Brief Biography

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.

Elmore Leonard News

• Quentin Tarantino confirms plans to retire after two more films
• The Almanac for Oct. 11, the 285th day of 20
• The Almanac for Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016
• The Almanac or August 20, the 233rd day of 2016

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