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Elmore Leonard

Born: Oct 11, 1925

Death: Aug 20, 2013

Birthplace: New Orleans

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

Elmore Leonard

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1925
Date of Death : Aug 20, 2013
Birth Place : New Orleans

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist, short story writer, 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. Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the FX television series Justified.


  • Screenwriter
  • Film Producer
  • Novelist
  • Author
  • Crime writer

Also known as

  • Elmore John Leonard Jr.
  • E. Leonard
  • Dutch


  • Beverly Claire Cline
  • Joan Leanne Lancaster
  • Christine Kent

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Novel
  • Hammett Prize
  • Edgar Grand Master Award
  • Cartier Diamond Dagger
  • Martin Beck Award
  • Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category
  • Michigan Author Award
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