Elmore Leonard

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Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty
‘Gene Hackman was scary as hell. At the premiere, he pulled me aside and said: “I didn’t think you had a clue what you were doing!”’

Interviews by Simon Bland

22, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Top 10 books about probation
Writers including Jonathan Trigell, Helen Fitzgerald and Elmore Leonard have found rich, human stories in the space between prison and the rest of life

Kate Simants

05, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Good Time review - Robert Pattinson sticks up for his brother in chaotic heist movie
Pattinson turns in a strong performance as a career crim in the Safdie brothers’ exciting, if sometimes bewildering take on Elmore Leonard-style crime dramas

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2017 @10:37 AM

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Get McKinty – he’s up there with Elmore | Letters
Letters: Adrian McKinty’s intelligent, razor sharp thrillers have taut, lean prose and dialogue up there with Elmore Leonard


06, Dec, 2015 @7:49 PM

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Top 10: the best dialogue in crime fiction
Some of the most brilliant speech in novels can be found in this genre. From Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler and even Martin Amis, here are some of the best practitioners

25, Nov, 2015 @2:11 PM

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Choose December’s Reading group: Noir Christmas
Sam Jordison: This month we’re after a hard-bitten great to get to grips with. Please help round up some likely suspects

Sam Jordison

02, Dec, 2014 @1:00 PM

The American novels that should have won the Booker prize
Britain’s top literary award includes American titles for the first time this year. We asked top writers and critics which novels should have won had US authors been eligible throughout the prize’s history

12, Sep, 2014 @12:07 PM

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Life of Crime review – a good-natured, unexpectedly winning treat
Jennifer Aniston gives an endearingly comic performance in this deft adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, writes Catherine Shoard

Catherine Shoard

04, Sep, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Elmore Leonard's unpublished stories to be published next year
From small-town New Mexico to a military base in Kuala Lumpur, publisher promises 'razor-sharp dialogue and headlong pacing'

Alison Flood

17, Jul, 2014 @10:05 AM

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Justified's season five finale sets up its rogues' final duel
The penultimate season ended last night, leaving viewers with the tantalising possibility of one final Raylan-Boyd showdown when the show comes to an end

Danielle Henderson

09, Apr, 2014 @6:31 PM

Keats's Ode to Waitrose? How brands use writers' reputations

John Dugdale: A shocked academic this week reported that RS Thomas's face is now on crisp packets, but he's far from the first writer to lend their brand to others'

John Dugdale

31, Jan, 2014 @10:53 AM

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In their own words: literary giants who died this year

Chinua Achebe, Iain Banks, Seamus Heaney, Elmore Leonard and Doris Lessing in quotes

Research by Jess Sutcliffe

28, Dec, 2013 @8:00 AM

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