A Tribute To Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry Tribute at the Emerald Eagle Awards <Click to watch Jeff Bridges talk about The Last Picture Show> It was high time that the University of North Texas honored one of its own, Larry McMurtry, a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist and academy award-winning screenwriter. Along with UNT alumnus Phyllis George (a former Miss America and trailblazing television…

McMurtry in Twilight

McMurtry Opens Up to the Writer’s Workshop Introduction by Bill Marvel There was some irony in the occasion. Just months before, this had been the setting in which Larry McMurtry’s big dream, to turn Archer City into a book town, gave way to reality in what amounted to a gigantic going-out-of-business sale. After the final bang of…

The Rancher & the Writer

PART 1: The Rancher by George Getschow   IDIOT RIDGE – It looks like any other cattle gate in west Texas—crude and rough as the ranch behind it. A rusted stirrup, the ranch brand, is mounted on top, and its white paint is rigid and cracked like the ground beneath. But this is no ordinary gate. It’s…