Elmore Leonard’s Brief Interview with Kathryn Bigelow

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Elmore Leonard confessed he hopes Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow will check out his new pirate novel, Djibouti.

The author (pictured, via Linda Solomon) told the Wall Street Journal that he sent the director of The Hurt Locker a copy of his new novel last year. While it isn’t listed on the HarperCollins website yet, the Borders entry says the book will be 304 pages and arrive in stores on October 12.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Leonard said that he knows Bigelow ‘very slightly,’ explaining that he randomly met her roughly 23 years ago, when she was promoting her 1987 vampire film Near Dark. He recalled her pulling up to his house in a maroon limousine and running into the front room that he was using as an office. She told him she liked his work and the two chatted for about 20 minutes and ‘then she ran out,’ he said.”