Leonard Writer is a highly acclaimed author of more than thirty-six books, most of which have been bestsellers. He is one of the few crime fiction authors whose novels are optioned for movies. He is known for his tough crime novels, including The Big Bounce (1969), Swag (1977), and Unknown Man No 89 (both 1977). Woolf’s novels feature street-hardened good guys fighting mean criminals in the wildernesses of Miami and Rwanda.
His books include “Three-Ten to Yuma”, a 1953 short story, and the novels 52 Pick-Up and The Big Bounce. In 1992, Leonard starred as himself in a short comedy about the writing process. His work with Paul Lazar has also spanned several mediums, from the small screen to television. He appeared as a co-star on the Showtime Network series “Byline.” In 2010, Leonard starred in the FX drama series Justified, a crime-drama loosely based on his character U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.
Leonard wrote seventeen novels and adapted nineteen of them into movies between 1969 and 2013. The latter included “Get Shorty,” a 1995 film starring John Travolta, and “Rum Punch,” a Quentin Tarantino film starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Leonard’s novels have also been made into television programs and motion pictures. Leonard’s work has earned him the title of a “best-selling author.”