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BRIEF: Author Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke, doing 'better every day'

August 6, 2013


Aug. 06--Author Elmore Leonard is recovering at an undisclosed area hospital after having a stroke last week, his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter confirmed Monday.

"He's doing better and better every day," Sutter said, noting that he and members of Leonard's family hope to have good news to share soon.

Leonard, 87, of Bloomfield Village is a master of crime fiction. He has written 45 novels and has been at work on a 46th, Sutter said.

Several of of Leonard's books have been made into movies, including "Get Shorty," Jackie Brown," "Out of Sight" and "Hombre." The latest to get the big-screen treatment is "The Switch." A movie version starring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher is scheduled to debut at next month's Toronto International Film Festival.

FX television series "Justified" is inspired by the Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." The series' fifth season launches in January.


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