Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-winner in American literature dies at 89

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New York/CMRDIA: Cormac McCarthy, whose violent tales of the American frontier and post-apocalyptic worlds led to awards, movie adaptations died on Tuesday at the age of 89 of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., a representative for the author reportedly confirmed.

The greatest American writer was often compared with Ernest Hemingway or William Faulkner was little known for the first 60 years or so of his life.

But reviews of 1992’s All the Pretty Horses, the first in McCarthy’s The Border Trilogy, 2005’s No Country for Old Men and 2006’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road led him to recognitions and his books being adapted into movies.

The Road was reportedly McCarthy’s darkest novel when it was published in 2006 and won multiple awards and was also made into a movie in 2009.

In 2022 two new companion novels were released, the interconnected books The Passenger and Stella Maris which were somewhat gentler and valedictory.

“Cormac McCarthy changed the course of literature,” said Penguin Random House CEO Nihar Malaviya in a statement. “For sixty years, he demonstrated an unwavering dedication to his craft, and to exploring the infinite possibilities and power of the written word.”

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