Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry


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

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Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.

His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film "Hud." A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini-series.

Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co-winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain."

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Lonesome Dove

4.48 avg rating — 124,490 ratings — published 1985 — 63 editions
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Terms of Endearment

4.15 avg rating — 22,575 ratings — published 1975 — 41 editions
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The Last Picture Show

3.96 avg rating — 11,921 ratings — published 1966 — 39 editions
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Streets of Laredo

3.90 avg rating — 10,464 ratings — published 1993 — 31 editions
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Comanche Moon

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Dead Man's Walk

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Texasville

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Sin Killer (The Berrybender...

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Anything for Billy

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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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