Larry McMurtry was born in Archer City, Texas, in 1936. A novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, McMurtry has written 29 novels, including Terms of Endearment (1975); Lonesome Dove (1985), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; and, most recently, The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014). He has also written more than 30 screenplays. McMurtry co-adapted Annie Proulx’s short story “Brokeback Mountain” for film, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. His other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and has previously served as the president of the PEN American Center. He lives in Archer City, Texas.