Tucson Festival of Books

Writing the Range

Biographers Nathan Ward and Tracy Daugherty discuss the lives and writing careers of real-life cowboy detective Charles Siringo and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Horseman Pass By (Hud), The Last Picture Show, and Lonesome Dove.

Tracy Daugherty

Tracy Daugherty, a distinguished author, biographer and professor, has dedicated his career to the art of storytelling and literary exploration. He is a professor of English and creative writing, Emeritus, at Oregon State University....

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Nathan Ward

Nathan Ward is the author of "The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett," which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards, as well as "Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront." He has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crimereads and Westword, and he was an editor at American Heritage Magazine for several years....

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Larry McMurtry
A Life
Tracy Daugherty
History / Biography
St. Martin's Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9781250282330
560 pages

In over forty books, in a career that spanned over sixty years, Larry McMurtry staked his claim as a superior chronicler of the American West. More/less

Son of the Old West
The Odyssey of Charlie Siringo: Cowboy, Detective, Writer of the Wild Frontier
Nathan Ward
History / Biography
Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9780802162083
368 pages
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