American Author Passes Away at 89

American Author Passes Away at 89

( – In 2007, the film “No Country for Old Men” hit the box office and became a major hit. The film grossed more than $171 million in theaters worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The movie was based on a book by the same name. The author who wrote it has now passed away, leaving a major hole in the literary world.

On June 13, Cormac McCarthy died at age 89 at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The author was widely viewed as one of the best writers in American history. His novels depicted the American West in an authentically bloody light. He never backed away from the theme that the region was won by violence.

The author was born in 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island. His family moved to the South, and his father worked as a lawyer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. When McCarthy began his writing career, he changed his name from Charles to Cormac because he didn’t want people to confuse him with one of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s characters.

In 1965, Random House published McCarthy’s first novel “The Orchard Keeper.” Twenty years later, his book “Blood Meridian” became critically acclaimed. Over the years, he wrote 12 novels, three short stories, five screenplays, and two plays. In 2007, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Road.”

Throughout his career, the author became known for his sparse punctuation style. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he said that if someone “writes properly,” they “shouldn’t have to punctuate.”

Stephen King, an icon in his own right, paid tribute to McCarthy on Twitter, saying he was the “greatest American novelist of my time.” Though he lived a long life and “created a fine body of work,” King said he is mourning his death.

Author Robert McFarlane described McCarthy as a “giant of a writer, who wrote with a pen of iron.”

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