Tucson Festival of Books

Diana Ossana

Diana Ossana left a twenty-year career in law at Larry McMurtry's request to begin her thirty-year collaboration, which included two novels, numerous essays and more than forty screen-plays. She was a writer and executive producer on four award-winning mini-series. Ossana read the Annie Proulx story "Brokeback Mountain" in 1997 and convinced Larry McMurtry to cowrite the screenplay and Ang Lee to direct. She received a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and in her producer role, Ossana was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. She also received numerous other honors for "Brokeback Mountain," including two Golden Globes and two BAFTA Awards.

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Awards: Tucson Festival of Books Founder's Award, Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar (Brokeback Mountain); Best Picture Academy Award nominee (producer), 2 Golden Globes, 2 BAFTA Awards

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan, LGBTQ+

Scheduled events:
Remembering Larry McMurtry
Biographer Tracy Daugherty, memorialist George Getschow, and writing partner Diana Ossana discuss the writing career and literary legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove," "Terms of Endearment," and "The Last Picture Show."

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Daugherty, George Getschow, Diana Ossana
Moderator: Bruce Dinges

Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
by McMurtry, Larry and Ossana, Diana
Fiction / Literature
December 2005
ISBN 9780743294164
176 pages