Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have one at The Last Kind Words Saloon in Miami
After a series of introductions, beginning with Miami Dade College Professor Michelle Thomas and followed W.W.Norton editor and host fore the evening Robert Weil, who also gave a shout out to Miami and founder and chairman Mitchell, author, essayist, and screenwriter, famous for his stories set in cowboy country Larry McMurtry opened his appearance at the 2014 Miami Fook Fair International with how became a writer. He and his long-time co-author Diana Ossana followed-up with stories of how they met and became writing partners. McMurtry then talked frankly about his heart attack in 1992 before introducing his newest bestselling novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon (Liveright; June, 2015). Professor Brad Beckman of Miami Dade College then read from The Last Kind Words Saloon, Chapter 8. McMurtry and Ossana then talked about the difference in rendering women characters in books versus real life and discussed the great Russian novelist Tolstoy in the same breath as McMurtry's great American cowboy novel and its women characters Desert Rose before Beckman's reading from The Last Kind Words Saloon, Chapter 30. McMurtry and Ossana then went into the story of how their Academy Award-winning screenplay of Brokeback Mountain was made into an award-winning movie from a short story in the New Yorker magazine. McMurtry and Ossana then reflected on the business of books and movies and the influences of money before turning to McMurtry's only regret, They wrapped their appearance with a discussion of McMurtry's first big hit, The Last Picture Show and other future projects.
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