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Screenwriter, novelist, essayist, and bookseller Larry McMurtry is well known for his novels Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show, and his Pulitzer-Prize-winning saga Lonesome Dove, The films of Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, and his screenplay adaptation of Brokeback Mountain have all won Academy Awards. Hud, his adaptation of his novel, Horseman, Pass By, starred Paul Newman and Patricia Neal. Born in 1936 in Archer City, Texas, McMurtry earned a B.A. from the University of North Texas and a master's degree from Rice University. The recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, McMurtry was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he became a rare-book scout. He managed a bookstore in Houston, and started a bookshop, Booked Up, with partners in Washington, D.C. McMurtry later opened a branch of Booked Up in his hometown. He lives in Texas.

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