Tucson Festival of Books

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."


Panelists
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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George Getschow

A Pulitzer Prize finalist at The Wall Street Journal and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, George Getschow is director of the Archer City Writers Workshop for professional writers, college and high school students in Larry McMurtry's hometown....

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....

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

Pastures of the Empty Page
Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry
George Getschow
History / Biography
University of Texas Press
September 2023
ISBN 9781477327876
HardcoverA, 272 pages
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A collection of essays that offers an intimate view of Larry McMurtry, America's preeminent western novelist, through the eyes of a pantheon of writers he helped shape through his work over the course of his unparalleled literary life.

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