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

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• The Almanac for Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2017
• The Almanac for Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2017
• The Almanac for Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2017

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