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Favourite US Author ‘Elmore Leonard’ Dead at 87

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Author, Elmore Leonard | Tags: , | Comments Off on Favourite US Author ‘Elmore Leonard’ Dead at 87

Elmore Leonard, Miami Book Fair International, 1989

American crime writer Elmore Leonard, whose novels about blokes, broads and blunt lines, inspiring Hollywood movies including the superlative 310 To Yuma,  Out of Sight, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown, has died at his home aged 87.

A statement on the writers official website said Leonard passed away “at home surrounded by his loving family”. Leonard had suffered a stroke earlier this month. The genre master’s 45 gritty novels attracted a wide audience over more than five decades :: Read the full article »»»»


Sci-Fi Author Ray Bradbury Dies Age 91

Posted: June 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sci-Fi Author Ray Bradbury Dies Age 91

Ray Bradbury 1959Prolific Ray Bradbury, American Sci-Fi author who was pivotal in popularising the genre with works like as The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91.

“Mr Bradbury died peacefully, last night, in Los Angeles, after a long illness,” a spokesman for his publisher HarperCollins said.

“The world has lost one of the best writers it’s ever known, and one of the dearest men to my heart. RIP Ray Bradbury – Ol’ Gramps,” Bradbury’s grandson Danny Karapetian said via Twitter.

Born August 2, 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois, the gregarious Bradbury left a massive body of work, including Fahrenheit 451, Now and Forever, I live in the Invisible, The Illustrated Man and Something Wicked This Way Comes Bradbury is credited with writing 27 novels and over 600 short stories. More than eight million copies of his works, published in over 36 languages, have been sold around the world :: Read the full article »»»»