Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such acclaimed novels as “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men,”passed away. McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1933. He began writing fiction in the early 1960s, and his first novel, “The Orchard Keeper,” was published in 1965. He went on to publish more than 20 novels, including “Blood Meridian,” “All the Pretty Horses,” and “Suttree.”
McCarthy’s work was praised for its dark, violent, and often bleak vision of the world. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007 for “The Road,” and his novel “No Country for Old Men” was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 2007. McCarthy’s death is a major loss for the literary world. He was a unique and gifted writer who created some of the most powerful and unforgettable fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries.