Author Elmore Leonard, 86, speaks during an interview at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Leonard says he’s thrilled to receive one of the literary world’s highest ... more 
Author Elmore Leonard, 86, speaks during an interview at his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Leonard says he’s thrilled to receive one of the literary world’s highest honors, The National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. The crime novelist will be presented with the medal in New York on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) less 
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