Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is most widely known as an accomplished author, but his involvement in the literary field began when he started scouting rare books in the 1950s and 1960s. Even during his career as a writer and professor, he taught English and creative writing at Rice University, Larry continued his involvement in the rare book trade and opened up his own shop, Booked Up, in 1970. Larry is the author of numerous novels and essays, and penned several screenplays including 'Brokeback Mountain' for which he won an Academy Award. His novel 'Lonesome Dove' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1986. ABAA Member from 1974-1993. Interviewed by James Bryant on January 8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. Booked Up operates out of Archer City, TX and specializes in Literature, Travel, First Editions, and General Antiquarian books.