Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

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  • Elmore Leonard, Walton Goggins, and Timothy Olyphant
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The writer's favorite film adaptation of his books is Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997) (from "Rum Punch").


[on the process of writing] There isn't any secret. You sit down and you start and that's it.


Major characters in his novels tend to have a checkered past. Their criminal tendencies gives Leonard the option of having his central figures tap into negative or positive traits for surprising end twist.


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Elmore John Leonard Jr.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


(age 87)
Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA

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