Cormac McCarthy

American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter

Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy;[1] July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

Cormac McCarthy
McCarthy (1968)
McCarthy (1968)
BornCharles McCarthy
(1933-07-20) July 20, 1933 (age 89)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, playwright, screenwriter
GenreSouthern gothic, western, post-apocalyptic
Notable worksSuttree (1979)
Blood Meridian (1985)
All the Pretty Horses (1992)
No Country for Old Men (2005)
The Road (2006)
Lee Holleman
(m. 1961; div. 1962)

Annie DeLisle
(m. 1967; div. 1981)

Jennifer Winkley
(m. 1997; div. 2006)
ChildrenCullen McCarthy, son, b. 1962 (with Lee Holleman)
John McCarthy, son, b. 1998 (with Jennifer Winkley)


McCarthy's fifth novel, Blood Meridian (1985), was on Time magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language books published since 1923.[2]

For All the Pretty Horses (1992), he won both the U.S. National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was made as a 2007 movie of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.[3]

In 2007, McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


  1. Don Williams. "Cormac McCarthy Crosses the Great Divide". New Millennium Writings. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo (October 16, 2005). "All Time 100 Novels – The Complete List". Time. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved June 3, 2008.
  3. "'No Country for Old Men' Wins Four Oscars". NPR. February 25, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2017.