The basis for a classic film, The Last Picture Show is both extremely funny and deeply profound. And, with the eccentrically peopled Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry made a small town that feels as real as any you've ever walked around.
Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American essayist, bookseller, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, who wrote the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain. He has published 21 novels, and also operates antiquarian bookshops in Washington DC, Texas and Arizona. Mary Karr (born January 16, 1955) is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She rose to fame in 1995 with the publication of her bestselling memoir The Liars' Club. She is the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University.
'An alchemist who converts the basest materials into gold' * The
New York Times Book Review *
'There aren't many writers around who are as much fun as Larry McMurtry' * Boston Globe *