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Writer Larry McMurtry suffers 'cardiac event'

The Pulitzer Prize winning-novelist has canceled his Tucson Festival of Books appearance

Larry McMurtry, writer of Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Lonesome Dove" and "The Last Picture Show" has suffered a "cardiac event," reported the Arizona Daily Star Thursday afternoon. His appearance at this weekend's Tucson Festival of Books has been canceled.

McMurtry had been scheduled to appear Sunday with his partner Diana Ossana, with whom he wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay adaptation of Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," at the Tucson Festival of books. The Star reported:

"McMurtry has been in the hospital with a 'cardiac event' for the past few days and is now home resting, Bill Viner, one of the festival's founders, wrote in an e-mail."

McMurtry has been released from the hospital, and is home resting in Tucson. 

For more information, visit the Tucson Festival of Books website.


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