"Bookseller" was one of the Pulitzer winner's core identities, and at Booked Up, it showed.
A new biography makes clear that the acclaimed writer had an intense love-hate relationship with his home state. Which may have been the secret to his success.
Threat of impersonal farmhouse decor aside, the purchase of Archer City’s beloved Booked Up could mean hope for a reopening.
A recent tribute in Archer City gave Texans an overdue opportunity to pay their respects to their state’s greatest writer.
There may be no more powerful film about growing up with nowhere to go.
‘Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen’ offers a glimpse at the author’s life in Archer City. Plus: a boxed wine club and food pop-ups in Houston and Austin.
I caught my first glimpse of the 'Lonesome Dove' author on the streets of Archer City when I was a teenager. It was an encounter that shaped the rest of my life.
The Texanist on five great small towns that are (pretty much) just like they always were and don’t need to change at all.
Lonesome Dove aside, here are the indispensable titles every Texan should have on his or her bookshelf.
Texas may have inspired Larry McMurtry to become a writer, but there is no writer who has inspired an understanding of Texas quite like Larry McMurtry. At age eighty, our most iconic author still has work to do.
Why Peter Bogdanovich filmed in black and white, who discovered Cybill Shepherd, which onetime soap opera diva read for the role of Jacy, and other secrets of the making of ‘The Last Picture Show.’ Plus: A few words from the late Ben Johnson.
So says Larry McMurtry, Texas’ best—and best-known— novelist. But that doesn’t mean he’s giving up literature altogether; in fact, his days are quite booked.
For years he renounced his Texas ties. Now Larry McMurty is once again calling Archer City home.