Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy
BornCharles McCarthy
(1933-07-20) July 20, 1933 (age 85)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, playwright, screenwriter
NationalityAmerican
GenresSouthern gothic, western, post-apocalyptic
Notable work(s)Suttree (1979)
Blood Meridian (1985)
All the Pretty Horses (1992)
No Country for Old Men (2005)
The Road (2006)
Spouse(s)
Lee Holleman
(m. 1961; div. 1962)

Annie DeLisle
(m. 1967; div. 1981)

Jennifer Winkley
(m. 1997; div. 2006)
ChildrenCullen McCarthy, son, b. 1962 (with Lee Holleman)
John McCarthy, son, b. 1998 (with Jennifer Winkley)

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Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy;[1] July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

McCarthy's fifth novel, Blood Meridian (1985), was on Time magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language books published since 1923.[2]

For All the Pretty Horses (1992), he won both the U.S. National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was made as a 2007 movie of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.[3]

In 2007, McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

References[change | change source]

  1. Don Williams. "Cormac McCarthy Crosses the Great Divide". New Millennium Writings.
  2. Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo (October 16, 2005). "All Time 100 Novels – The Complete List". Time. Retrieved June 3, 2008.
  3. "'No Country for Old Men' Wins Four Oscars". NPR. February 25, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2017.