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Larry Watson

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Catalog Number: 20180810, 20170630

While at the Woodneath Library Center, novelist Larry Watson reads from his tenth book, As Good As GoneThough he grew up in North Dakota and taught for years at Marquette University in Wisconsin, Watson has based much of his fiction in Montana and admits there are many similarities between his home state and the settings for his books. He reveals how cowboy movies from the early 1960s as well as his own family history have helped to shape his writing aesthetic. Watson also discusses his writing life and his approach to theme, characters, and inspiration.

| Subject Matter: Montana, Cowboys, Myth, Westerns | Interview Year: 2016 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: High Plains Book Award in Fiction, Wisconsin Library Association Literary Book Award, Montana Book Award |

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