Horton Foote, playwright and screenwriter, died yesterday. He was 92.

Among his screenplays were To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies and The Trip to Bountiful. His plays included The Young Man from Atlanta and The Carpetbagger’s Children.

In a long obituary, the New York Times called Foote a “chronicler of a wistful American odyssey through the 20th century in plays and films mostly set in a small town in Texas and who left a literary legacy as one of the country’s foremost storytellers.”

The Times’s Frank Rich called Foote “a major American dramatist whose epic body of work recalls Chekhov in its quotidian comedy and heartbreak, and Faulkner in its ability to make his own corner of America stand for the whole.”

True to character, at the time of his death, Foote was working an adaptation of his own nine-play Orphans’ Home Cycle.

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