Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 22 Jan 2004

<<PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER's book editor is demanding a Nobel for Leonard.>>

I've wondered the same thing many times. The US could put a great lineup for the Nobel with, say, Bradbury, Leonard, Westlake and Cormac McCarthy --I did not say Updike or Oates. Crime and SF writers have been for decades among the most interesting US writers. Not a great secret, except to The Establishment. I do not equate The Establishment with academics. In my experience, academics read a lot of crime fiction. At least, that's what I see in their home libraries.



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