Larry McMurtry and the “Coexistence Review”
Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry graduated from North Texas in 1958
with a degree in English. During his time as a student he worked to
perfect his writing skills. He made contributions, in fiction and
non-fiction, to the school’s literary magazine, the Avesta. This piece
of fiction, “The Best Day Since,” was published in the Fall 1956 Avesta.
Mr. McMurtry was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1986.
Larry McMurtry published in an alternative literary magazine known as
the Coexistence Review. One entry was to become a part of his first
novel, Horseman, Pass By. McMurtry worked on this magazine with Grover
Lewis and John Lewis.