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Happy Birthday to best selling author, Larry McMurtry – born this day in 1936 – 

McMurtry published his first novel, Horseman, Pass By in 1961, at the age of 25. His 1966 novel, The Last Picture Show, explored the isolation of small-town society, and his 1975 novel, Terms of Endearment, became an award-winning movie in 1983. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for his bestseller Lonesome Dove, about a cattle drive in the 19th century West.

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