Larry McMurtry

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In partnership with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University

Texas literary icon Larry McMurtry releases his new novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon, at this not-to-be-missed event! 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 MountainSkip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly, will moderate an on-stage conversation. Actor Jeremy Schwartz will read short 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

Don’t miss our one-day special installation of original manuscript pages from Lonesome Dove, The Last Kind Words Saloon, and the Brokeback Mountain shooting script, alongside photographs in the DMA's collection by Erwin E. Smith, often referred to as one of the greatest photographers of cowboy life.

All tickets to this event include a hardcover book of The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry with special commemorative bookplate.

There will not be a booksigning at this event.

Auditorium tickets are sold out for this event.

A live video-simulcast of the event as it is happening inside Horchow Auditorium will be available in the adjacent C3 Theater as well as in the DMA Cafe. The DMA Cafe will serve a Texas-themed three-course dinner ($22) and à la carte food and drinks before and during the event. Dine while you watch on a big screen!

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Live Simulcast Tickets $45