Advanced Search



Gregg Sutter, Webmaster
E-Mail Me



"The next best thing to reading Elmore Leonard is re-reading him." -- Mike Lupica,
New York Daily News





permalink

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charles Rzepka Interviews with Elmore 2009-2010

Share

CrimeCulture

Elmore Leonard is a crucial figure in any consideration of the development of crime writing in the twentieth century, and he is arguably, as Martin Amis suggests, the closest thing America has to “a national novelist”.  In a career that spans sixty years, over forty novels and numerous screenplays and short stories, he has established himself as the best-known crime fiction writer in America and as so vigorous a creative presence that he transcends the categories of popular generic fiction.  When he was awarded USA PEN Lifetime Achievement award, PEN praised the “distinct literary style” Leonard has created, suggesting that “books like Swag, LaBrava, Freaky Deaky and Tishomingo Blues are not only classics of the crime genre, but some of the best writing of the last half century.”



Recent Entries

• Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt Join FX’s JUSTIFIED for Final Season

• Get Shorty & Out of Sight wouldn’t get made today?

• Sam Elliott & Garret Dillahunt Join FX’s ‘Justified’

• Elmore’s Great Opening Lines - Assembled by Alex Belth

• Books to Die For By John Connolly and Declan Burke _ Contains Elmore Essay on George V. Higgins

• How To Handle A Repo: Chapter 1 of Unknown Man No. 89

• Even Bank Robbers Decide What Tie To Wear: The Essence Of Elmore Leonard

• Guilty Pleasures: father of the modern western, king of crime

• Watch: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for (Criminal) Success and Happiness

• The American novels that should have won the Booker prize

• Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune

• Elmore Leonard “brought his characters close enough to life they could be touched”

• Elmore Leonard’s 10 Best Hollywood Quotes

• An exclusive lost scene from Elmore Leonard’s ‘Swag’

• Novel #16 Gunsights - A Late Western


Archives