Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain. He lives in Archer City, Texas.,Larry McMurtry was born in Texas. His first novel, Horseman, Pass By, was filmed as Hud; his second, Leaving Cheyenne, was filmed as Lovin' Molly; his third, The Last Picture Show, also filmed, won him full-scale recognition in the United States. The cinematic treatment of Terms of Endearment swept the boards at the 1984 Academy Awards, winning Oscars in several categories including Best Picture. "
" Larry McMurtry now lives in Washington, where he runs a bookshop.
larrymcmurtrywriterbookseller - 23 days ago
"THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT JAMES MCMURTRY MAY BE THE TRUEST, FIERCEST SONGWRITER OF HIS GENERATION."
- STEPHEN KING
My son James tells stories about the real people that populate our country. His songs are like short stories ~ not a wasted word in the bunch. If you can, see my son in person ~ you'll learn a lot about America.
larrymcmurtrywriterbookseller - 2 months ago
Our dear friend of many years - so wonderful and so deserving - Congratulations, Diane!
Sent to me by my singular writing partner Diana. We are fortunate to live in a country where you have a voice and where your vote counts. Register!
larrymcmurtrywriterbookseller - 3 months ago
Tucson may not be my permanent home, but I spend enough time there to appreciate its beauty and charm. We haul our six dogs over from Texas when we travel to Arizona (you can enjoy their photos in the July issue of Texas Monthly), and so I appreciate those who choose to devote their lives to helping the stray, the abused, the unwanted animals, of which there are too many. I am now a humble (and proud) and likely the eldest Honorary Board Member of Hope Animal Shelter in Tucson, thanks to its founder Susan Scherl. If you live in Arizona (or even if you don't), give their website a look; and if you can, make a donation. The animals there will be thankful, and so will I. Have a peaceful - and interesting - day.
A city where I spend a lot of time. I highly recommend their food and prefer their Sonoran Mexican over Tex-Mex. Worth a visit, I assure you: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/dining/tucson-food-unesco.html?ref=dining
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