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Literary Icon, Cormac McCarthy has died

By June 13, 2023Authors, News

Cormac McCarthy, known for bestselling novels such as No Country for Old Men, and The Road has died aged 89 at hs home in Santa Fe, New Mexico his agent has confirmed today. It’s thought the author died of natural causes and old age.

McCarthy is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers to have ever lived, and it was Stephen King who led the tributes on Twitter calling McCarthy ‘maybe the greatest American novelist of all time.’

McCarthy authored twelve novels, two plays, five screenplays, and three short stories, spanning the Western and Post-Apocalyptic genres and was known for his unique writing style, sparse in punctuation and often depicting graphic violence.

In 1965 Penguin published McCarthy’s first novel, The Orchard Keeper, and this would bring just the start of the success and literary acclaim that would follow. He’d go on to write many novels, and short stories, maybe most famously, The Road, No Country for Old Men, and All the Pretty Horses.

He raked in the literary awards, including a National Book Award, and National Book Circle Crtics Award, before in 2009 becoming only the second author (after Philip Roth) to collect the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American fiction.

MCarthy is survived by two children, and a body of work that will attract future generations to come.

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