American writer, playwright and screenwriter Cormac McCarthy has died at the age of 89 at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To make the announcement, the publishing house Alfred A. Knopf, Inc .
“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”
—Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy died today of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was eighty-nine years old. pic.twitter.com/5Xl9MH5Nx2
— Alfred A. Knopf (@AAKnopf) June 13, 2023
Born July 20, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island, Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr. had begun his writing career in the 1960s. He was known for his novels that explore topics such as violence, death and human nature. His most famous works include Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and The Streets , winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. McCarthy is considered one of the greatest living American writers and has received numerous awards and honors for his his job.
His works have also been adapted for the cinema, with great success. The film No Country for Old Men , directed by the Coen brothers and based on the novel of the same name, won four Academy Awards in 2008, including Best Picture. Also popular was The Road , directed by John Hillcoat . McCarthy himself had also written some screenplays, including the one for the film The Counselor directed by Ridley Scott .