Larry McMurtry biography

Larry McMurtry

Novelist, Author

1936 –

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Who is Larry McMurtry?

Larry Jeff McMurtry 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.

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Born
Jun 3, 1936
Archer City
Also known as
  • Larry Jeff McMurtry
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master of Arts, Rice University
    English Studies
    ( - 1960)
  • University of North Texas
  • Archer City High School
Lived in
  • Wichita Falls
  • Texas
  • Archer City
    (1997 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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