Monday, December 31, 2012

Award Buoys Novelist Elmore Leonard To Write Again


Kurt Anthony King at Reuters offers a piece on one of my favorite writers, the great crime novelist Elmore Leonard.

As he struggled writing his forthcoming book, "Blue Dreams," best-selling American author Elmore Leonard thought his 47th novel would probably be his last.

Then, inspiration came in the form of a medallion.

Leonard won the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in November, joining such U.S. literary luminaries as Toni Morrison, John Updike, Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer.

Now, the award has given Leonard, 87, the vigor and motivation to write at least two more books, he told Reuters in an interview at his home in Bloomfield Village, Michigan, in suburban Detroit.

"I don't have any reason to quit," he said. "I still enjoy writing."

You can read the rest of the piece via th below link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/31/us-books-elmoreleonard-idUSBRE8BU0A820121231

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