US novelist Elmore Leonard hospitalised following stroke
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - United States (US) novelist Elmore Leonard, known for gritty crime dramas including Get Shorty, has been hospitalised in the Detroit area after suffering a stroke last week, the author's longtime researcher said Tuesday.
The 87-year-old crime writer, who is also known for film adaptations of his works Out Of Sight and 3:10 To Yuma, suffered a stroke on July 29, researcher Gregg Sutter Said.
Sutter said Leonard's condition has steadily improved over the past week. He declined to identify the hospital where Leonard, who lives in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, is being treated.
Leonard, famous for his gritty cowboys, hardened crooks and laconic cops, won the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.