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.
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+