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Novelist Elmore Leonard, 86, will be presented the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

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Novelist Elmore Leonard, 86, will be presented the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In a Nov. 14, 2001 photo, novelist Jonathan Franzen poses with his National Book Award after the 2001 National Book Foundation's awards ceremony in New York. Nine years after picking Franzen's "The Corrections" for her book club and then disinviting him after he expressed ambivalence over her endorsement, Winfrey has chosen his new novel, "Freedom," according to three booksellers.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)