western http://wamc.org en Elmore Leonard - In Memoriam http://wamc.org/post/elmore-leonard-memoriam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.elmoreleonard.com/">Elmore Leonard</a>, who died Tuesday at age 87 from complications from a recent stroke, influenced an entire generation of crime writers with his gritty crime novels and shoot-'em up Westerns. Works like “Get Shorty,” “Freaky Deaky” and “Glitz” established him as a modern master of American genre writing. His novels were often adapted for the large and small screen, including a short story, “Fire in the Hole” which was adapted for television as the FX show “Justified” which won a Peabody Award in 2011 in its second season.</p><p>Joe Donahue speaking with Elmore Leonard on the occasion of the publication of Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing. We re-air a portion of that interview in memoriam.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71879 at http://wamc.org Elmore Leonard - In Memoriam Robert B. Parker's "Ironhorse" by Robert Knott http://wamc.org/post/robert-b-parkers-ironhorse-robert-knott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The very popular Virgil Cole western series by Robert B. Parker has been resurrected three years after the author’s death by newcomer, Robert Knott.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399158111/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399158111&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Ironhorse</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399158111" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch - newly appointed as Territorial Marshalls - find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56229 at http://wamc.org Robert B. Parker's "Ironhorse" by Robert Knott