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Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other awards, is the author of twenty-four novels, two collections of essays, two memoirs, more than thirty screenplays, & an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas. (Publisher Provided) Novelist Larry McMurtry was born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He received a B.A. from North Texas State University in 1958, an M.A. from Rice University in 1960, and attended Stanford University. He married Josephine Ballard in 1959, divorced in 1966, and had one son, folksinger James McMurtry. Until the age of 22, McMurtry worked on his father's cattle ranch. When he was 25, he published his first novel, "Horseman, Pass By" (1961), which was turned into the Academy Award-winning movie Hud in 1962. "The Last Picture Show" (1966) was made into a screenplay with Peter Bogdanovich, and the 1971 movie was nominated for eight Oscars, including one for best screenplay adaptation. "Terms of Endearment" (1975) received little attention until the movie version won five Oscars, including Best Picture, in 1983. McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove" (1985) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and the Spur Award and was followed by two popular TV miniseries. The other titles in the Lonesome Dove Series are "Streets of Laredo" (1993), "Dead Man's Walk" (1995), and "Comanche Moon" (1997). The other books in his Last Picture Show Trilogy are "Texasville" (1987) and "Duane's Depressed" (1999). McMurtry suffered a heart attack in 1991 and had quadruple-bypass surgery. Following that, he suffered from severe depression and it was during this time he wrote "Streets of Laredo," a dark sequel to "Lonesome Dove." His companion Diana Ossana, helping to pull him out of his depression, collaborated with him on "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1994) and "Zeke and Ned" (1997). He co-won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain in 2006. He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Custer and The Last Kind Words Saloon. McMurtry is considered one of the country's leading antiquarian book dealers. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Lonesome Dove 7,404 copies, 218 reviews
Streets of Laredo 1,923 copies, 25 reviews
The Last Picture Show 1,674 copies, 46 reviews
Dead Man's Walk 1,638 copies, 29 reviews
Comanche Moon 1,607 copies, 20 reviews
Books: A Memoir 1,055 copies, 48 reviews
Terms of Endearment 946 copies, 14 reviews
Sin Killer 943 copies, 13 reviews
Texasville 809 copies, 15 reviews
Anything for Billy 773 copies, 4 reviews
Buffalo Girls 740 copies, 8 reviews
Boone's Lick 609 copies, 8 reviews
The Wandering Hill 604 copies, 8 reviews
The Evening Star 600 copies, 5 reviews
Telegraph Days 594 copies, 20 reviews
Duane's Depressed 588 copies, 9 reviews
Some Can Whistle 546 copies, 3 reviews
By Sorrow's River 538 copies, 7 reviews
Horseman, Pass By : A Novel 537 copies, 10 reviews
Crazy Horse 519 copies, 11 reviews
Zeke and Ned 486 copies, 4 reviews
Folly and Glory 464 copies, 5 reviews
Leaving Cheyenne 450 copies, 2 reviews
Brokeback Mountain [2005 film] (Screenwriter) 440 copies, 9 reviews
Moving On 382 copies, 1 review
Cadillac Jack 381 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Kind Words Saloon 372 copies, 25 reviews
Pretty Boy Floyd 371 copies, 1 review
Loop Group (Author) 294 copies, 3 reviews
The Desert Rose : A Novel 273 copies, 1 review
When the Light Goes: A Novel (Author) 263 copies, 5 reviews
Rhino Ranch 256 copies, 14 reviews
Late Child 250 copies, 1 review
Literary Life: A Second Memoir 188 copies, 8 reviews
Lonesome Dove 4 Disc Collection (Screenwriter) 167 copies
Custer 165 copies, 10 reviews
Paradise 127 copies, 2 reviews
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood 116 copies, 1 review
The Last Picture Show [1971 film] (Screenwriter) 94 copies
Hollywood: A Third Memoir 92 copies, 5 reviews
Terms of Endearment [1983 film] (Author) 90 copies, 2 reviews
The Berrybender Narratives 84 copies, 1 review
Hud [1963 film] (Author) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 33 copies, 3 reviews
Lonesome Dove : Episode 1 23 copies, 1 review
Lonesome Dove #3 7 copies, 1 review
Texasville [1990 film] (Author) 6 copies
Brokeback Mountain: A Screenplay (Author) 3 copies, 1 review

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