Larry McMurtry was an American author and screenwriter of novels set in the West; whether they be set historically or during contemporary times. He had also written several works of non-fiction. He was best known for his novels Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove and co-writing the screenplay to Brokeback Mountain. Both Brokeback Mountain and Terms of Endearment won Academy Awards, while Lonesome Dove won a Pulitzer Prize.

Larry McMurtry became a published novelist in 1961 with Horseman, Pass By. That novel would be adapted into the film Hud, which the novel was also released as.

Larry passed on March 25th, 2021. he was 84 years old.

Below is a list of Larry McMurtry’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Thalia, Texas Books

Horseman, Pass By / Hud (1961)Description / Buy at
Leaving Cheyenne (1962)Description / Buy at
Thalia (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Last Picture Show Books

The Last Picture Show (1966)Description / Buy at
Texasville (1987)Description / Buy at
Duane's Depressed (1999)Description / Buy at
When the Light Goes (2007)Description / Buy at
Rhino Ranch (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Houston Books

Moving On (1970)Description / Buy at
All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers (1972)Description / Buy at
Terms of Endearment (1975)Description / Buy at
Somebody's Darling (1978)Description / Buy at
Some Can Whistle (1989)Description / Buy at
The Evening Star (1992)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Desert Rose Books

The Desert Rose (1983)Description / Buy at
The Late Child (1995)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Lonesome Dove Books

Lonesome Dove (1985)Description / Buy at
Streets of Laredo (1993)Description / Buy at
Dead Man's Walk (1995)Description / Buy at
Comanche Moon (1997)Description / Buy at

Chronological Order of Lonesome Dove Books

Publication Order of Berrybender Narratives Books

Sin Killer (2002)Description / Buy at
The Wandering Hill (2003)Description / Buy at
By Sorrow's River (2003)Description / Buy at
Folly and Glory (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cadillac Jack (1982)Description / Buy at
Anything for Billy (1988)Description / Buy at
Buffalo Girls (1990)Description / Buy at
Pretty Boy Floyd (With: Diana Ossana) (1994)Description / Buy at
Zeke and Ned (With: Diana Ossana) (1997)Description / Buy at
Boone's Lick (2000)Description / Buy at
Loop Group (2004)Description / Buy at
Telegraph Days (2006)Description / Buy at
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay (With: Annie Proulx,Diana Ossana) (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas (1968)Description / Buy at
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood (1987)Description / Buy at
Crazy Horse (1999)Description / Buy at
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen (1999)Description / Buy at
Roads: A Millennial Journey Along America's Great Interstate Highways (2000)Description / Buy at
Paradise (2001)Description / Buy at
Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West (2001)Description / Buy at
Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890 (2005)Description / Buy at
The Colonel and Little Missie (2006)Description / Buy at
Books: A Memoir (2008)Description / Buy at
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009)Description / Buy at
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010)Description / Buy at
Custer (2012)Description / Buy at
Missouri River (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Penguin Lives Books

Abraham Lincoln (By: Thomas Keneally) (1960)Description / Buy at
Mao Zedong: A Life (By: Jonathan D. Spence) (1999)Description / Buy at
Mozart: A Life (By: Peter Gay) (1999)Description / Buy at
Marcel Proust (By: Edmund White) (1999)Description / Buy at
Crazy Horse (1999)Description / Buy at
Saint Augustine (By: Garry Wills) (1999)Description / Buy at
James Joyce (By: Edna O'Brien) (1999)Description / Buy at
Rosa Parks (By: Douglas Brinkley) (2000)Description / Buy at
Virginia Woolf (By: Nigel Nicolson) (2000)Description / Buy at
Woodrow Wilson (By: Louis Auchincloss) (2000)Description / Buy at
Herman Melville (By: Elizabeth Hardwick) (2000)Description / Buy at
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life (By: Sherwin B. Nuland) (2000)Description / Buy at
Dante (By: R.W.B. Lewis) (2001)Description / Buy at
Jane Austen: A Life (By: Carol Shields) (2001)Description / Buy at
Buddha (By: Karen Armstrong) (2001)Description / Buy at
Simone Weil (By: Francine du Plessix Gray) (2001)Description / Buy at
Andy Warhol: A Biography (By: Wayne Koestenbaum) (2001)Description / Buy at
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (By: Marshall Frady) (2001)Description / Buy at
Joseph Smith (By: Robert V. Remini) (2002)Description / Buy at
Winston Churchill: A Life (By: John Keegan) (2002)Description / Buy at
Pope John XXIII (By: Thomas Cahill) (2002)Description / Buy at
Charles Dickens (By: Jane Smiley) (2002)Description / Buy at
Elvis Presley (By: Bobbie Ann Mason) (2002)Description / Buy at
Saint Therese of Lisieux (By: Kathryn Harrison) (2003)Description / Buy at
Robert E. Lee (By: Roy Blount Jr.) (2003)Description / Buy at
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life (By: Ada Louise Huxtable) (2004)Description / Buy at
George Herbert Walker Bush (By: Tom Wicker) (2004)Description / Buy at
Napoleon (By: Paul Johnson) (2006)Description / Buy at
Julia Child (By: Laura Shapiro) (2007)Description / Buy at
Joan of Arc (By: Mary Gordon) (2008)Description / Buy at
Martin Luther (By: Martin E. Marty) (2008)Description / Buy at
Branch Rickey: A Life (By: Jimmy Breslin) (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Southwest Stories(1993)Description / Buy at
Still Wild(2000)Description / Buy at
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression(2001)Description / Buy at
Lone Star Literature(2003)Description / Buy at

Notes: Horseman, Pass By was also released under the title Hud. The novels Pretty Boy Floyd and Zeke and Ned were written alongside Diana Ossana. Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay was written with Diana Ossana and Annie Proulx.

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