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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Horton Foote’s best-known works are the screenplays for such successful films as To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Tender Mercies (1983), and The Trip to Bountiful (1985). Beginning in the early fifties, he also wrote numerous scripts for various television programs. His novel The Chase came out in 1956. In 1999, he published Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood, which was followed in 2001 by a sequel, Beginnings: A Memoir.