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Cormac McCarthy

USA (1933 - )

Cormac McCarthy, born Charles McCarthy in Providence, Rhode Island, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist who has authored ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres. He has also written plays and screenplays. Literary critic Harold Bloom has named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner and sometimes to Herman Melville.

Genres: Literary Fiction



National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1992) : All the Pretty Horses
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2006) : The Road
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : No Country for Old Men
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2007) : The Road
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2007) : The Road

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