In this lively, expansive and generous interview, the greatest crime novelist of our time, Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, talks about everything from the essence and appeal of his stories, to why he writes in longhand, to the finer points of robbing a bank.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT DUTCH ON DUTCH:
“…a fantastic interview—amazingly rich and informative and wonderfully telling of his character.”—Victoria Best, Tales from the Reading Room
“He really was such an amazing man. The attitudes and approaches to writing he expresses are always entirely consistent and he has a way of demystifying the process, treating it not as being some gift from the gods, nor as being easy but as a craft that has to be worked at.”—Bill Kirton, author of The Figurehead
Appreciate this was a freebie, and don't mind the interviewer shilling his works, 'cause I don't think Mr. L would mind. I'd never read an interview where Mr. L talked so much about his wartime service, so that was nice. Much of the information has been gone over before, but like his novels, Mr. L tells it with nuances that make it fresh. RIP!