Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

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  • Elmore Leonard and George N'Namdi
  • Elmore Leonard, Walton Goggins, and Timothy Olyphant
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Attended the University of Detroit, studying English and philosophy.


I think any writer is a fool if he doesn't do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It's fun to sit there and think of characters and get them into action, then be paid for it. I ...


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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