Happy Birthday, Cormac McCarthy!
On this day in 1933, Cormac McCarthy was born. The great American novelist moved around a lot, and served in the Air Force for four years. After returning to the University of Tennessee in 1957, he was awarded an Ingram-Merrill Award for creative writing. He has published ten novels and has an eleventh on the way.
His novels are, in chronological order, The Orchard Keeper (1965); Outer Dark (1968); Child of God (1973); Suttree (1979); Blood Meridian: Or The Evening Redness in the West (1985); The Border Trilogy, which consists of All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Crossing (1994), and Cities of the Plain (1998); No Country for Old Men (2005); and The Road (2006). Aside from novels, McCarthy has produced several other works, including two pieces of short fiction, three screenplays, and two plays. In 2007, No Country for Old Men was made into a movie, garnering four Academy Awards. McCarthy himself has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (The Road) and the US National Book Award (All the Pretty Horses).
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