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Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry was born on June 3, 1936. McMurtry is a novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He a BA from the University of North Texas and an MA from Rice University. In 1960, McMurtry was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he studied the craft of fiction under the namesake of the program.

McMurtry has been a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and is a past president of PEN. He is perhaps best known for the film adaptations of his work, especially Hud (from his first novel, Horseman, Pass By), starring Paul Newman and Patricia Neal; The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich; James L. Brooks's Terms of Endearment, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture (1984); and Lonesome Dove, which won him a Pulitzer Prize and became a popular television mini-series starring Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall.

McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas.

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Evening Star
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The Evening Star by Larry McMurtry

Desert Rose
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The Desert Rose by Larry McMurtry

Paradise
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Paradise by Larry McMurtry

Loop Group
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Colonel and Missie
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The Colonel and Little Missie by Larry McMurtry

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Pretty Boy Floyd | McMurtry, Larry & Ossana, Diana | Double-Signed 1st Edition McMurtry, Larry & Ossana, Diana | Pretty Boy Floyd | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Larry McMurtry - Bibliography


Duane Moore series

  1. The Last Picture Show - 1966
  2. Texasville - 1987
  3. Duane's Depressed - 1999
  4. When the Light Goes - 2007
  5. Rhino Ranch - 2009

Houston books

  1. Moving On - 1970
  2. All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers - 1972
  3. Terms of Endearment - 1975
  4. Somebody's Darling - 1978
  5. Some Can Whistle - 1989
  6. The Evening Star - 1992

Desert Rose
  1. The Desert Rose - 1983
  2. The Late Child - 1995

Lonesome Dove series

  1. Lonesome Dove -1985
  2. Streets of Laredo - 1993
  3. Dead Man's Walk - 1995
  4. Comanche Moon - 1997

Berrybender Narrative
  1. Sin Killer - 2002
  2. The Wandering Hill - 2003
  3. By Sorrow's River - 2003
  4. Folly and Glory - 2004

Other Novels
  • Horseman, Pass by - 1961
  • Leaving Cheyenne - 1963
  • Cadillac Jack - 1982
  • Somebody's Darling - 1987
  • Anything for Billy - 1989
  • Some Can Whistle - 1989
  • Buffalo Girls - 1990
  • Pretty Boy Floyd - 1994 (with Diana Ossana)
  • Zeke and Ned - 1997 (with Diana Ossana)
  • Boone's Lick - 2000
  • Loop Group - 2004
  • Telegraph Days - 2006
  • The Last Kind Words Saloon - 2014

Collections
  • Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay - 2006 (with Diana Ossana and Annie Proulx)

Anthologies Edited
  • Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West--1950 to the Present - 2000
  • Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology - 2003 (with Don Graham)

NonFiction
  • In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas - 1968
  • Film Flam: Essays On Hollywood - 1987
  • Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen - 1999
  • Crazy Horse - 1999
  • Roads: A Millennial Journey Along America's Great Interstate Highways - 2000
  • Paradise - 2001
  • Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays On the American West - 2001
  • Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West 1846-1890 - 2005
  • The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America - 2006
  • Missouri River - 2006
  • Books: A Memoir - 2008
  • Literary Life: A Second Memoir - 2009
  • Hollywood: A Third Memoir - 2010

AWARDS
  • 1962 - Horseman - Texas Institute of Leggers Jesse H. Jones Award
  • 1964 - Awarded Guggenheim Grant
  • 1966 - Texas: Good Times Gone or Here Again? - Amon G. Carter award for periodical prose
  • 1967 - The Last Picture Show - Texas Institute of Leggers Jesse H. Jones Award
  • 1986 - Lonesome Dove - Pulitzer Prize
  • 1986 - Lonesome Dove - Texas Institute of Leggers Jesse H. Jones Award
  • 1986 - Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award
  • 2006 - Brokeback Mountain (screenplay) - Best Screenplay Golden Globe
  • 2006 - Brokeback Mountain - Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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