Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke

    FILE - This Sept. 17, 2012 file photo shows author Elmore Leonard, 86, smiling during an interview at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, winner this year of an honorary National Book Award, is 87 and says the prize inspired him to write more novels.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

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    Crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke, his longtime researcher Greg Sutter confirmed on Monday. Sutter said Leonard had suffered a stroke last week and is “doing better every day”—and still at work on his latest novel, which will be his 46th. Leonard, 87, is currently hospitalized in Detroit, his longtime home city. Originally writing Westerns, Leonard found his stride with crime fiction as well as screenwriting.

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