Illustration photo – Writer Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Road.
Washington – Cormac McCarthy, one of the most important American writers today, died at the age of 89. According to the AP agency, this was announced by his publisher. The novelist, playwright and screenwriter won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his post-apocalyptic novel The Journey, and the film adaptations of his works also brought him popularity.
McCarthy died of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Penguin Random House said in a statement, citing the author's son John McCarthy.
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, McCarthy also won the National Book Award for the novel All the Beautiful Horses from 1992. The world-wide boom for the writer was ensured by the film adaptation of This Country is Not for Old Men (2005), which was made by Joel and Ethan Coen. The modern Western from the US-Mexico border received four Oscars in 2008.
AP called McCarthy probably the greatest American novelist since Ernest Hemingway or William Faulkner, to whom he was sometimes compared. He is also considered a chronicler of modern America.