March 30, 2021 | melissa c
Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove, has died. A prolific writer, McMurtry penned 29 novels and wrote dozens of screenplays. Many of McMurtry's books have been turned into award-winning films and television series, including Hud, The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove. McMurtry won an Academy Award for adapting E. Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain into a screenplay (with writing partner Diana Ossana). Larry McMurtry lives on through his contributions to Western literature, film, and popular culture.