Elmore Leonard's books have been nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Awards. "LaBrava," won for Best Novel in 1983. He was also awarded the first annual International Association of Crime Writers' North American Hammett Prize, and the Mystery Writers gave Leonard the Grand Master Award. Successful films have been made of his novels, "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight."
Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) directed "Jackie Brown," a film based on Leonard's novel "Rum Punch." Tarantino also plans to bring three more Leonard novels to the silver screen: "Bandits," "Freaky Deaky" and "Killshot."
His latest book "Pagan Babies," (Random House Audio) read by Steve Buscemi, unleashes his fast-paced, bristling-dialogue skills in this crime novel about a supposed priest who flees war-torn Rwanda to find himself pursued by a cigarette smuggler.