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Larry McMurtry's Biography

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for his 1975 novel Terms of Endearment, his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, a historical saga that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive their cattle from the Rio Grande to a new home in the frontier of Montana, and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries and both the films of Terms of Endearment and Brokeback Mountain won Academy Awards. He also awarded Brian Allen Carr the inaugural Texas Observer Story Prize.

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  • Robert Duvall's back in 'Lonesome Dove' territory

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 5 days ago
    The trip marked his first time on a horse and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well. "These aunts would back up to the fire and lift their skirts to warm their behinds, and I never saw that before," says Duvall, now
  • Fiction's fantasy dinner dates

      News Source: The Guardian | 13 days ago
    Getty Images/Stockbyte In last week's Tips Links and Suggestions the conversation turned to an old party game: fantasy dinner companions. fat_hamster started it by proposing a night out with Game of Thrones' Tyrion Lanister, while conedison preferred
  • Robert Duvall goes back to Texas for his latest role

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 1 month ago
    Texas Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother's family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well. "These aunts

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