Growing Up Green: 1941-2015 : 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.