Posted on June 13, 2023 at 3:37 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Cormac McCarthy has died at age eighty-nine; the news was announced by his publisher and confirmed by his son.

He was best known for All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, the latter of which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

Most recently, he released the linked novels The Passenger and Stella Maris and was recently working on a screenplay for a film adaptation of Blood Meridian.

McCarthy's fictional world was full of violence and isolation, and fittingly, he was famously media-shy, granting just a few interviews and avoiding other forms of publicity.

His work spoke for itself, though, with praise pouring forth from academics and fellow writers.

You can read obituaries for McCarthy in the Guardian, NPR, and the New York Times.

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