Bestselling Author Cormac McCarthy Passes Away
Cormac McCarthy, the US author of bestsellers such as "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men," has died at the age of 89. He gained worldwide fame after the film adaptation of his western thriller "No Country for Old Men."
McCarthy died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as confirmed by his agent and his publisher Knopf, and also by his son, John McCarthy. He was widely considered one of the most successful and significant US writers of his generation. He was honored with several awards, including the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Author Stephen King expressed his condolences on Twitter, calling McCarthy "perhaps the greatest American writer of my time."
Famous for "No Country for Old Men"
Born in Rhode Island in 1933, McCarthy grew up in Tennessee as the son of a lawyer and one of six siblings. He wrote around a dozen novels, many of which were adapted for Hollywood.
The adaptation of his western thriller "No Country for Old Men" won four Oscars in 2008, leading to his widespread recognition. After his world bestseller "The Road" in 2006, McCarthy did not publish another novel for 16 years. However, he released two new novels last year, "The Passenger" and "Stella Maris," despite avoiding public appearances and interviews throughout his career.