Arts & Letters Live: Larry McMurtry

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Texas literary icon Larry McMurtry will releases his new novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon, at the latest Arts & Letters Live. McMurtry will discuss his new work, his creative process, and his passion for book collecting, taking the stage with Diana Ossana, author and long-time collaborator with McMurtry, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief of Texas Monthly, will moderate the conversation. An actor will read excerpts from the novel.

McMurtry’s first novel in five years echoes many of his earlier works, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. The Last Kind Words Saloon is a “fictional retelling of the friendship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, set against an Old West backdrop of barrooms, brothels, and cattle ranches.” —New York Times

Tickets to this event include a hardcover copy of The Last Kind Words Saloon with special commemorative bookplate. There will not be a book signing at this event.

Seats for the Horchow Auditorium are sold out, but a live simulcast of the event will be available in the C3 Theater and DMA Cafe will also be available.



Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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