Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry (June 3, 1936 – Present) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning a total of 26 Oscar nominations. His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove, was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations (seven wins). The subsequent three novels in his Lonesome Dove series were adapted as three more miniseries, earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and cowriter Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurtry and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2014 he was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

Larry McMurtry—A Writer in Transition: An Essay-Review, by Alan F. Crooks

Larry McMurtry and Black Humor: A Note on The Last Picture Show, by Charles D. Peavy

Coming of Age in Texas: The Novels of Larry McMurtry, by Charles D. Peavy

Journeying as a Metaphor for Cultural Loss in the Novels of Larry McMurtry, by Janis P. Stout

Cadillac Larry Rides Again: McMurtry and the Song of the Open Road, by Janis P. Stout

Written on the Body: A Third Space Reading of Larry McMurtry’s Streets of Laredo, by Cordelia E. Barrera

McMurtry’s Cowboy-God in Lonesome Dove, by Ernestine P. Sewell