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.