The author and screenwriter Larry McMurtry has died. He was 84. McMurtry is best known for his sprawling old west novel, Lonesome Dove. Released in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a multi Emmy-award winning TV mini-series in 1989 – and remains much loved to this day.
McMurtry’s other great novels include The Last Picture Show, Texasville, Terms of Endearment and Horseman, Pass By – all of which were adapted into acclaimed films. McMurtry was prolific penning some 30 novels, at least a dozen non-fiction titles and working as a screenwriter, including collaborating on the adaptation of Brokeback Mountain. Read More