Foote wins literature award

Horton Foote, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play "The Young Man From Atlanta" and Academy Awards for his screenplays "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962 and "Tender Mercies" in 1983, won the 1999 Texas Book Festival Bookend Award for lifetime achievement in literature. His recent work "Farewell" is a memoir about growing up in Wharton, Texas. "It's called 'Farewell' because it was a farewell to a very distinct part of my life," said Foote in a Monitor interview last summer (See July 9). "I left my family, my small town, although I kept coming back, and started into the strange world of the theater that I knew nothing about. Where I got the courage, I think, is a great tribute to my parents."

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