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Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

Crime novelist dies 3 weeks after stroke

(Newser) - Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard died this morning at his Detroit home, TMZ reports. Leonard, 87, suffered a stroke three weeks ago. The news broke on the author's Facebook page : "The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read," Leonard's researcher wrote. "Elmore... More »

National Book Award Goes to Louise Erdrich

Manhattan ceremony goes glam

(Newser) - Louise Erdrich's novel Round House won the National Book Award last night, beating out big-name contenders like Junot Diaz and Dave Eggers. Erdrich's book tells the story of a teenage boy's confrontation with violence on a North Dakota reservation, the New York Times reports. "This is... More »

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