Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Elmore Leonard: TV show gets it right

TV Guide talks with crime fiction legend Elmore Leonard about FX series Justified, featuring his character U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. "When he delivered the lines, the ones that I wrote, they were just the way I heard them when I wrote them," Leonard says of series star Timothy Olyphant. "That doesn't happen very much. They're sticking right to my sound, and I think it's really good." Link: Elmore Leonard: Justified Gets It Just Right

Givens has appeared in the novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and the short story "Fire in the Hole." TV Guide reports that Leonard is working on a new Givens story which could inspire plots for a potential second season. Justified airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.

Related links:
Elmore Leonard gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Publishing news roundup: Elmore Leonard: "It Never Gets Easier."
Publishing news roundup: Elmore Leonard's three-peat: Lovable losers resurface in 'Road Dogs'
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.