Larry Mcmurtry

Texas Monthly

What Texas Inherited From Larry McMurtry

After Larry McMurtry died in March, there were the expected obituaries and online outpourings of appreciation from readers, but there was no funeral, no memorial service, no opportunity for public homage. “He was an atheist,” McMurtry’s great friend and writing partner Diana Ossana told me, “and felt that life should be lived as it occurred, rather than celebrated after death.”
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Archer City’s Larry McMurtry to be honored this weekend

ARCHER CITY, Texas (KAUZ) - The Archer City Writers Workshop will celebrate hometown hero and beloved novelist Larry McMurtry this weekend. Writers from across the country will be speaking about the influence McMurtry had on the literary world in Texas through his many novels, including Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove.

Writers gathering in Archer City to remember Larry McMurtry

Writers from across the country will gather in Archer City this weekend to pay tribute to Larry McMurtry, the legendary Texas author who died in March. Organized by George Getschow, who co-founded the University of North Texas' Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, the convocation will include readings at the Royal Theater by writers influenced by McMurtry and a free public screening of The Last Picture Show on Saturday night.
Dallas Observer

Film Series in Fort Worth Spotlights the Cinematic Career of Larry McMurtry

In theaters this past weekend was the biographical tear-jerker Joe Bell, which tells the true story of a heartbroken father who walked across the nation to raise awareness about bullying and discrimination following the death of his teenage son. It’s a heartfelt story of loss and grief that aims to shatter misconceptions about masculinity. It's also the last film penned by the late Texas writer Larry McMurtry.
Fort Worth Weekly

The Lone Star Film Society Pays Tribute to Larry McMurtry at The Modern.

In March 2020, the world lost a literary giant when acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry died. Through his books, screenplays, and the films adapted from his work, the Lone Star Film Society feels that the native Texan was instrumental in shaping how the world thinks of the state and is honoring him with a festival. A Tribute to Larry McMurtry will run on weekends thru Sun, Aug 15, with screenings of Hud, Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, and Texasville.

Modern Art Museum to Pay Tribute to Larry McMurtry With Film Event

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is celebrating the late novelist and screenwriter behind classics like "Lonesome Dove" and "The Last Picture Show" with a film showcase this summer. Four works by Larry McMurtry — who grew up on a ranch in North Texas and whose stories would garner...
Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Recommends: A Lesser-Known Larry McMurtry Book

In the days following Larry McMurtry’s passing, many Texas wrote heartfelt remembrances of the man and his work. The best, I thought, came from people recalling their trips to McMurtry’s hometown of Archer City, hoping to see him around town. Even in the versions of these that lacked an actual encounter with McMurtry, Archer City somehow still shone. During the month since McMurtry’s death, I’ve revisited some of his work to see how much of Archer City he left behind on the page. What did he say about the place while he was there? For the uninitiated, what would serve as the textbook for a crash course on Larry McMurtry’s Archer City?

Welcome to Literature: My encounter with Larry McMurtry

Author Larry McMurtry died last month — Thursday, March 25 — at his home in the Texas town of Archer City, its population of 1,800 overshadowed several hundred times by the number of books he amassed there. The store — Booked Up — is not far from the ranch where...
Houston Chronicle

Opinion: Larry McMurtry doubted his greatness as a writer. He was wrong.

I read “Moving On” in the summer of 1970 as I was finishing graduate school at Cornell and about to be moving on myself to Houston and a job at Rice University. It was the first Larry McMurtry novel I read, and I read it in a way I don’t usually read novels — that is, not for its art, but for its information. What is Houston like, I wanted to know. And Rice. After all this time, I can’t remember what I learned then — except that Houston is humid and many members of the English department were interested in pro football.

Larry McMurtry, R.I.P.

Larry McMurtry died on March 25th at the age of 84. An extraordinary writer, he was arguably the best American novelist of the 20th century. He took exquisite care with observation, word choice, and character development. His books about the American West will influence us for years to come. Of...

Texas on his mind: Remembering the literary legacy of Larry McMurtry

Prolific novelist, screenwriter and Rice University alumnus Larry McMurtry died at his home in Archer City, Texas on March 25, 2021. McMurtry’s novels are known for their striking realism and ability to present the complexities of life in Texas. As an author, McMurtry gained international acclaim and a particularly devoted Texan following. Many of the novels he penned could be considered Texan and Western classics, all written on a typewriter — a method he held onto despite the rising popularity of computers during the digital age. In memory of McMurtry — who proclaimed himself a “minor regional novelist” despite his widespread and enduring acclaim — here are a few of his most influential works that capture his lasting impact on the literary world.

Larry McMurtry, author and Rice alum, passes at age 84

Larry McMurtry (class of ’60), a novelist and screenwriter who attended and taught English courses at Rice University, passed away on March 25 at age 84. He is survived by his wife, son, siblings and grandson. McMurtry received a master of arts in English at Rice in 1960. He taught...