Monday 5 August 2013

Breaking News: Elmore Leonard Suffers Stroke, Recovering in Hospital

Interrupting my ongoing series of posts on Elmore Leonard's novels, I just spotted on the Twitter feed of Leonard's researcher and webmaster, Gregg Sutter, that Mr. Leonard is currently in hospital, having had a stroke a week ago. The report comes from The Detroit News, and details are light, but Sutter told the paper that the 87-year-old author "is doing better every day, and the family is guardedly optimistic". I'll update this post if and when more information is forthcoming, but in the meantime I'd like to wish Mr. Leonard a speedy recovery, and note that I'm very much looking forward to that reportedly in-progress 46th novel.

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