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Cormac McCarthy is an American writer known for stylistically complex novels, such as The Road and Blood Meridian.
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In 1992, McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses was published. This book would be his first real breakthrough to a wide readership, selling nearly 200,000 copies in the first hardcover printing. It also won the National Book Award and paved the way for two more novels in the "Border Trilogy": The Crossing (1994) and Cities of the Plain (1998).
After the turn of the 21st century,
McCarthy began entering the mainstream consciousness even more with such works as No Country for Old Men (2005), which was turned into an Oscar-winning film two years later, and The Road (2006), an end-of-the-world father/son tale that won the Pulitzer Prize that year and also went on to the big screen. In 2013, two more of his works moved toward movie theaters, with James Franco's adaptation of Outer Dark and Ridley's Scott's The Counselor, for which McCarthy wrote his first original screenplay.
Besides the Pulitzer, McCarthy has won a Rockefeller Foundation grant, a Guggenheim fellowship and a MacArthur Foundation Grant.
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