Elmore Leonard http://nwpr.org en Remembering Elmore Leonard, A Writer Who Hated Literature http://nwpr.org/post/remembering-elmore-leonard-writer-who-hated-literature Elmore Leonard was a writer who hated — and I don't mean disliked; Elmore had a contempt for putting pretty clothes on hard, direct words, so I mean hated — literature, or at least what he believed a lot of people mean when they say liter-a-ture, as if it were a Members Only club.<p>Elmore Leonard wrote for a living, from the time in his 20s when he turned out ads for Detroit department stores and vacuum cleaners during the day, and wrote cowboy and crime stories for pulp magazines at night.<br /> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Scott Simon 33074 at http://nwpr.org Remembering Elmore Leonard, A Writer Who Hated Literature Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-barnes-noble-founder-pulls-plug-buyback-plan <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Barnes & Noble, the bookstore chain nowadays rarely divorced from the word "struggling," reported more bad news Tuesday. Founder Leonard S. Riggio announced he had suspended his plans to buy the company's nearly 680 bookstores — right as the chain reported a quarterly net loss of $87 million. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:24:00 +0000 editor 32878 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan Elmore Leonard, The 'Dickens Of Detroit,' Dies At 87 http://nwpr.org/post/elmore-leonard-dickens-detroit-dies-87 The writer Elmore Leonard has died. He was 87 years old and had recently suffered a stroke.<p>For decades, Leonard — working at the very top of his profession as a crime writer — had been widely acclaimed, and universally read. He published 46 novels, which resulted in countless movie and TV adaptations, including the movies <em>Out of Sight</em> and<em> Get Shorty</em> and the TV series <em>Justified</em>.<p>Leonard lived in Bloomfield Village, just outside Detroit, and in his library, he kept a copy of every book he ever wrote. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:42:00 +0000 Noah Adams 32843 at http://nwpr.org Elmore Leonard, The 'Dickens Of Detroit,' Dies At 87 Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies http://nwpr.org/post/crime-novelist-elmore-leonard-dies Elmore Leonard, the crime novelist whose best-sellers included <em>Get Shorty</em>, <em>Freaky Deaky</em> and <em>Maximum Bob</em>, died Tuesday morning at his Detroit-area home, according to statements from his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter <a href="https://twitter.com/elmoreleonard/status/369814952111902720" target="_blank">on Twitter</a> and <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130820/ENT09/308200051/American-novelist-Elmore-Leonard-has-died?odyssey=mod&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;breaking&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;text&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;FRONTPAGE" target="_blank">to<em> The Detroit News</em></a> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32822 at http://nwpr.org Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies Book News: Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-crime-writer-elmore-leonard-recovering-stroke <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The crime author Elmore Leonard had a stroke last week and is recovering in the hospital, Gregg Sutter, his researcher, <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130805/ENT06/308050096#ixzz2b9TY6dDH">told <em>The Detroit News</em> </a> on Monday. Sutter added that the hugely prolific author of <em>Out of Sight</em> is in the middle of writing his 46<sup>th</sup> novel. Leonard is 87. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:19:00 +0000 editor 32095 at http://nwpr.org