Author Elmore Leonard, who wrote Get Shorty and Out of Sight, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke last week, The Detroit News reports.
Leonard's longtime researcher Gregg Sutter told the paper that Leonard, 87, is recovering nicely. "He's doing better and better every day," Sutter said.
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Over his career, Leonard has written 45 novels, many of which have been adapted into movies, including Jackie Brown
(based on Rum Punch
). Life of Crime
, a film adaptation of his bookThe Switch
starring Jennifer Anniston
, will premiere in September at Toronto International Film Festival. The FX series Justified
is also based on Leonard's short story Fire in the Hole