Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on October 11, 1925 and died in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on August 20, 2013. He was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 50s, were westerns but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.(Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, 3:10 to Yuma, etc.). Signed manuscript on 6 1/2 x 7 paper. Very Good condition.