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Ask Elmore Leonard

The Detroit-based writer's gritty plots and ear for dialogue have made his dozens of crime novels and Westerns into bestsellers: among them, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma have been made into hit feature films. His 1985 book Glitz became a best-seller and solidified his reputation as one of the best American crime writers. In his latest project, Leonard will executive produce the FX drama Justified, for which he created the character of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Submit your questions for Elmore Leonard below, then read the interview in an upcoming issue of TIME magazine.

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    Dutch created a great one in Jackie Brown in which a Black stewardess outwits everyone. Didn't Tom McGuane's Daughter play in that one too?

    At any rate the recent goings on in the City certainly have created a lot of fodder for some intersting writings. Even black comedy. Is there anything in the offing about such?

    Over the top corruption, entitlement gone awry, an atmosphere of no integrity, robot driven job losses...
    Lack of creativity, Whites meddling with Black Poitics, huge projects gone awry because they were politically given to General Contractors who could not spell demographics, let alone define it. Politicians driving nonsensical things.

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    It's True! He's a 'Hall of Famer" , for sure! Loon(e)y tunes, Saturday Night Live, In Living Color, bunches, mor, All could br resurrected!... I guess they'd have to be on the FOX NETWORK. Another De MI. idea. How 'bout all the local writers who live in Metro-Area(Detroit-Land for our Chicago friends), as far away as Chelsea-Town ?... Lowel Caulfield(-2pts. Sp.) Amos Minter author, I'm older, I can't remember name, et. al.,? THNX!, ia for your insight!

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