Biographies Larry McMurtry (1936- )

Larry McMurtry

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.

Audio Recordings with Larry McMurtry

Selected Works at the Library of Congress