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CFA Master Class: Elmore Leonard

Legendary author Elmore Leonard joined us for the first in our series of Master Classes as part of the Crime Fiction Academy at The Center for Fiction. Leonard sat down with CFA director Jonathan Santlofer to discuss writing and his book Raylan.

Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) wrote forty-five books during his highly successful career, including the bestsellers Djibouti, Road Dogs, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books were made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America.