Cormac McCarthy

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July 20, 1933
June 13, 2023

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Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr.) is an American writer who has written twelve novels, two plays, five screenplays, and three short stories, spanning the Western and postapocalyptic genres. He is known for his graphic depictions of violence and his unique writing style, recognizable by a sparse use of punctuation and attribution. McCarthy is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary American writers.

Books by Cormac McCarthy