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Elmore Leonard & High School Band Finale

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week in Studio 360, we remember master crime writer Elmore Leonard, who died this week, with an interview from 2005. Our Battle of the High School Bands concludes when rock star judges Andrew W.K. and Thao Nguyen pick a winning song and unveil their cover version. Kurt asks Tony ...

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Studio 360

Remembering Elmore Leonard

Friday, August 23, 2013

Elmore Leonard died this week at age 87, with more than forty novels and sixty years of publication behind him. Stephen King once called Elmore Leonard “the great American writer” — not crime writer, just writer — but Leonard was inclined to be self-effacing. “Literary writers,” he told Kurt Andersen ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Elmore Leonard

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The laconic Elmore Leonard once noted, “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” His ultimate object, he wrote, was “invisibility.”  Even punctuation was avoidable.  Dialogue and blank space ruled.  In the process, he wrote countless bestsellers over his long career, starting out with Westerns.  His novels and short stories often became films, including “Hombre,” “3:10 to Yuma, “The Tall T,” “Get Shorty” and “Out of Sight.”  He died at the age of 87, but you can hear many of his interviews with Leonard over the years below...and his sense of humor comes through loud and clear.

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WNYC News

Best-Selling Author Elmore Leonard Dies at 87

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard, whose prose took readers and movie goers from the Wild West to America's urban underworld died Tuesday. He was 87 years old.

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Studio 360

Morgue, Bambi's Mom, Elmore

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Kurt Andersen and poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch talk about artists, writers, and moviemakers who explore the inevitable. We hear the case of a photographer who was sent to prison for taking pictures of corpses in the Cincinnati morgue. And a movie buff tells us how he came to terms ...

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Studio 360

A Conversation with Elmore Leonard

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Elmore Leonard has just come out with his 40th novel, called The Hot Kid. Unlike most of his books where the action takes place over a few crazed weeks, The Hot Kid spans the 1920s and 30s in Oklahoma. It's filled with lawmen and bank ...

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