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Larry McMurtry selling typewriters used for 'Lonesome Dove'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/2/2017
This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two of Larry McMurtry's typewriters he is selling which he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove." Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week and the Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell for about $20,000. (Heritage Auctions/HA.com via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two of Larry McMurtry's typewriters he is selling which he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove." Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week and the Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell for about $20,000. (Heritage Auctions/HA.com via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — Larry McMurtry is selling the two typewriters he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove."

FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry is selling two typewriters which he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove." Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week and the Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell for about $20,000. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry is selling two typewriters which he used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove." Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week and the Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell for about $20,000. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Heritage Auctions is offering up the typewriters in New York City next week. The Dallas-based auction house expects them to sell Wednesday for about $20,000.

McMurtry told The Associated Press he "just decided that it would be fun" to sell them at auction, "and I actually have too many typewriters."

The author and screenwriter said he still writes on a typewriter and has about 15 of them.

While writing "Lonesome Dove," a tale of a cattle drive in the 1870s, he kept one typewriter in his hometown of Archer City, Texas, and the other in Washington, D.C. The 80-year-old now splits his time between Tucson, Arizona, and Archer City.

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