A Conversation with Elmore Leonard

Interview

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Elmore Leonard has just come out with his 40th novel, called The Hot Kid. Unlike most of his books where the action takes place over a few crazed weeks, The Hot Kid spans the 1920s and 30s in Oklahoma. It's filled with lawmen and bank robbers, jazz musicians and oil workers. Kurt Andersen talks to Leonard about what inspired him to set his mystery in that period.

Guests:

Elmore Leonard

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