Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry was born in Archer City, Texas, USA on June 3rd, 1936 and passed away at the age of 84 on March 25th, 2021.

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Larry McMurtry Stats: The highest rated book by Larry McMurtry on Book Notification is Lonesome Dove, the first novel in the Lonesome Dove series. The second-highest rated book is Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove #2).

The most read book by Larry McMurtry on Book Notification is Lonesome Dove, the first novel in the Lonesome Dove series. The second most read book is Comanche Moon (Lonesome Dove #4).

Below is a complete list of Larry McMurtry books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Larry McMurtry is the Lonesome Dove Series.

List of Thalia, Texas Books in Publication Order

List of Last Picture Show Books in Publication Order

List of Houston Books in Publication Order

List of Desert Rose Books in Publication Order

List of Lonesome Dove Books in Publication Order

List of Lonesome Dove Series in Chronological Order

List of Berrybender Narratives Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
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1968
2
1987
3
1999
4
1999
5
2000
6
2001
7
2001
8
2005
9
2006
10
42008
11
2009
12
2010
13
62012
14
2015

List of Penguin Lives Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1960
2
Mao Zedong: A Life (By: Jonathan D. Spence)
1999
3
Mozart: A Life (By: Peter Gay)
1999
4
1999
5
1999
6
1999
7
1999
8
2000
9
Virginia Woolf (By: Nigel Nicolson)
2000
10
Woodrow Wilson (By: Louis Auchincloss)
2000
11
Herman Melville (By: Elizabeth Hardwick)
2000
12
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life (By: Sherwin B. Nuland)
2000
13
Dante (By: R.W.B. Lewis)
2001
14
2001
15
2001
16
Simone Weil (By: Francine du Plessix Gray)
2001
17
Andy Warhol: A Biography (By: Wayne Koestenbaum)
2001
18
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (By: Marshall Frady)
2001
19
2002
20
2002
21
2002
22
2002
23
2002
24
2003
25
2003
26
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life (By: Ada Louise Huxtable)
2004
27
2004
28
2006
29
2007
30
Joan of Arc (By: Mary Gordon)
2008
31
Martin Luther (By: Martin E. Marty)
2008
32
Branch Rickey: A Life (By: Jimmy Breslin)
2011
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List of Larry McMurtry Anthologies in Publication Order

Larry McMurtry: Biography

Larry McMurtry (Larry Jeff McMurtry) was born on June 3rd, 1936. Larry passed away March 25th, 2021 at 84 years old. Larry McMurtry was born in Archer City, Texas, USA.

Larry McMurtry is probably best known for his Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 14 books available. The first was released in 1968 with the book In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas. The most recently released book was Missouri River which was released in 2015.

Larry McMurtry: Awards & Accolades

Larry McMurtry won the Helmerich Award, Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, in 1986.

McMurtry's books have also won multiple awards, Lonesome Dove won the Spur Awards, Western Novel, in 1985. Comanche Moon won the Spur Awards, Novel of the West, in 1998. Telegraph Days won the Audie Award, Best Female Narrator, in 2007.

Larry McMurtry books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Dead Man's Walk was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 1996. Duane's Depressed was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 2000. Boone's Lick was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, in 2001. Telegraph Days was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 2007.

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  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  5. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.

Larry McMurtry: F.A.Q

When was Larry McMurtry Born?

Larry McMurtry was born on June 3rd, 1936.

When did Larry McMurtry die?

Larry McMurtry died on March 25th, 2021 at 84 years old.

Where was Larry McMurtry Born?

Larry McMurtry was born in Archer City, Texas, USA.

What awards has Larry McMurtry won?

Larry McMurtry has won the following awards: Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award at the Helmerich Award (1986).

What book awards has Larry McMurtry won?

Lonesome Dove: Spur Awards Western Novel (1985).
Comanche Moon: Spur Awards Novel of the West (1998).
Telegraph Days: Audie Award Best Female Narrator (2007).

What was the first book Larry McMurtry wrote?

The first book written by Larry McMurtry was Horseman, Pass By / Hud, published in 1961.

What was the most recent book Larry McMurtry wrote?

His most recently released work was Thalia on September 19th, 2017.

How many books has Larry McMurtry written?

Larry McMurtry has written 48 books across 11 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 3 books in the Thalia, Texas Series
  • 5 books in the Last Picture Show Series
  • 6 books in the Houston Series
  • 2 books in the Desert Rose Series
  • 4 books in the Lonesome Dove Series
  • 4 books in the Berrybender Narratives Series
  • 9 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 14 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Penguin Lives Series

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I am obsessed with Lonesome Dove. I found the first novel in my school library when I was ten, and I devoured it. Then I went hunting for the sequels in the years that followed. These days, I re-read the entire series once a year.

    I know the books so well that I can recite some sections from memory. No other cowboy movie, TV show, or book will ever eclipse what Larry McMurtry did with this series.

    I know that he wrote more books over the course of his career. But Lonesome Dove stands out to me as his greatest creation. I cannot wait to introduce the series to my children and grandchildren.

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