Last Elmore Leonard Novel and the James Tait Black Prize winner
Hot on the news that five new JD Salinger works could be published beginning in 2015 the estate of Elmore Leonard has come out with news that Elmore’s son plans to finish the late author’s final novel.
Elmore Leonard passed just last week, and it has now been reported by the BBC that his son, and fellow writer, Peter Leonard hopes to complete his father’s 46th novel which has the working title of Blue Dreams. The novel is reportedly features Leonard’s popular character, Raylan Givens, as well as something to do with a rogue customs agent.
In other literary news winners of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize have been announced. Alan Warner won the Fiction prize for The Deadman’s Pedal, Tanya Harrod won the Biography Award for The Last Sane Man, and Tim Price has won the first ever instance of the Drama Award for The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning.
The James Tait Black Prize is one of Britain’s oldest literary awards, first given out in 1919. It is chosen by the Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and his or her PhD students, winners of the Fiction and Biography prize are awarded with £20,000 while the Drama winner receives £10,000.