Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy
McCarthy (1968)
McCarthy (1968)
BornCharles Joseph McCarthy Jr.
(1933-07-20)July 20, 1933
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
DiedJune 13, 2023(2023-06-13) (aged 89)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, playwright, screenwriter
GenreSouthern gothic, western, post-apocalyptic
Notable worksSuttree (1979)
Blood Meridian (1985)
All the Pretty Horses (1992)
No Country for Old Men (2005)
The Road (2006)
Lee Holleman
(m. 1961; div. 1962)

Annie DeLisle
(m. 1967; div. 1981)

Jennifer Winkley
(m. 1997; div. 2006)


Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr.;[1] July 20, 1933 – June 13, 2023) was 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.

McCarthy died on June 13, 2023 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the age of 89.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Don Williams. "Cormac McCarthy Crosses the Great Divide". New Millennium Writings. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo (October 16, 2005). "All Time 100 Novels – The Complete List". Time. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2008.
  3. "'No Country for Old Men' Wins Four Oscars". NPR. February 25, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  4. Cormac McCarthy, spare and haunting novelist, dies at 89