JOHN SPONG - A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove
Monday, November 26 at 7p
Texas Monthly Writer
Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys.
John Spong is the Senior Editor at Texas Monthly. pong was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2010 for his story celebrating Texas dance halls, “Step Right Up,” and has twice won the Texas Institute of Letters’ O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism. His stories have been collected in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, Literary Austin, and Rio Grande. In 2005, the City and Regional Magazines Association named Spong its national writer of the year.
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