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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.