Larry Jeff McMurtry

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Born: 3 June 1936, Wichita Falls, Texas

McMurtry grew up at Archer City, Texas, earned degrees from North Texas State (B.A. 1958) and Rice (M.A., 1060) and had a writing fellowship at Stanford where he became a scout for rare books. His used bookstore at Archer City (Booked Up) is the largest single used bookstore in the country. He has seen movies adapted from his novels and his own adaptation of the work of another author receive Oscar nominations and awards, and Lonesome Dove, for which he wrote both the novel and the screenplay, received a Pulitzer.

Biography from Wikipedia and New York Times

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