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Elmore Leonard talks about his writing

Prolific crime writer Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87

The author of such books as Get Shorty, Maximum Bob and Out of Sight, he had been in the process of writing his 46th novel when he suffered a stroke and was admitted to hospital earlier this month.

A statement on his official website said Leonard had died on Tuesday morning "surrounded by his loving family".

Watch footage of him from The Culture Show, filmed in 2006, where he talks about his writing style and inspirations.

  • 20 Aug 2013