LAO interview with Larry McMurtry

McMurtryNice Q&A by Deanne Stillman over at Native Intelligence with Larry McMurtry, the author and screenwriter who was in town this week to receive the Los Angeles Public Library Award and to speak yesterday to Louise Steinman's ALOUD series, also at the library. (Deanne speaks there herself next month, for "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West.") McMurtry rejects that America is a cowboy culture — "We're a suburban culture" — and says George W. Bush "likely thinks he's a Texan, but he is not." He's got good things to say about Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men" and has no time for the Internet or computers. He also explains what makes a good western. Whole thing is here.

Photo: Dan Winters via Entertainment Weekly

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