Larry McMurtry





Larry McMurtry

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born
in Wichita Falls, Texas, The United States
June 03, 1936

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Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays.

Among many other accolades he was the co-winner of an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain in 2006.

Larry McMurty was born in Wichita Falls Texas in 1936. His first published book Horseman, Pass By was adapted into the film "Hud".

McMurty went on to publish many more novels, a number of which went on to become movies as well as a TV mini-series.


Average rating: 4.13 · 190,049 ratings · 9,626 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
Lonesome Dove
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 96,884 ratings — published 1985 — 53 editions
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Terms of Endearment
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 18,471 ratings — published 1975 — 35 editions
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The Last Picture Show
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,858 ratings — published 1966 — 32 editions
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Streets of Laredo
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 7,914 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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Comanche Moon
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 6,936 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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Dead Man's Walk
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 6,612 ratings — published 1995 — 24 editions
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Texasville
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 3,104 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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Sin Killer (The Berrybender...
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Anything for Billy
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 2,330 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” ~spoken by Augustus McCrae”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
Larry McMurtry

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