Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on July 20th, 1933 and passed away at the age of 89 on June 13th, 2023.

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Cormac McCarthy Stats: The highest rated book by Cormac McCarthy on Book Notification is Child of God, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy #3).

The most read book by Cormac McCarthy on Book Notification is The Road, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is No Country for Old Men, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Cormac McCarthy books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of The Border Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of The Passenger Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Standalone Plays in Publication Order

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Cormac McCarthy Anthologies in Publication Order

Cormac McCarthy: Biography

Cormac McCarthy (Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr.) was born on July 20th, 1933. Cormac passed away June 13th, 2023 at 89 years old. Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Cormac McCarthy (Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr.) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1965 with the novel The Orchard Keeper. The most recently released novel was The Road which was released in 2006.

Cormac McCarthy also wrote the Standalone Plays series which has 4 books including The Stonemason and The Gardener's Son.

Cormac McCarthy was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1981 for his stylistic prose with the intensity of poetry combined with his complex vocabulary.

Cormac McCarthy: Awards & Accolades

McCarthy's books have won multiple awards, All the Pretty Horses won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1992. No Country for Old Men won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 2008.

Cormac McCarthy books have also been nominated for multiple awards, No Country for Old Men was nominated for the Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel, in 2005. The Sunset Limited was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Audio Drama, in 2011. The Passenger was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2022.

Cormac McCarthy: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Passenger was a New York Times: 100 Notable Books in 2022.

Cormac McCarthy: TV/Movies Based on Books

All the Pretty Horses was made into a film in the year 2000, produced and directed by Billy Bob Thornton. The film starred Matt Damon as John Grady Cole, Henry Thomas as Lacey Rawlins, and Penélope Cruz as Alejandra Villarreal. The film was received negatively upon release, but film critic Roger Ebert was one of its fans as he rated it three-and-a-half out of four stars.

Child of God was turned into a 2013 film. It was co-written and directed by James Franco who also appeared in the film as Jerry. The movie starred Scott Haze as Lester Ballard and Tim Blake Nelson as Sheriff Fate.

No Country for Old Men may be the best adaptation of McCarthy's work. Adapted by the Coen brothers, the film was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for awards all over the place with the biggest wins coming at the Academy Awards. No Country for Old Men won the award for Best Picture while Javier Bardem won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; the Coen brothers won Achievement in Directing (Best Director) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Road became a 2009 film starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film, much like the book, was extremely dark which was perhaps too much for some critics and viewers. It did have critical success though with generally favorable reviews and award nominations.

The Sunset Limited is another adaptation of McCarthy's work, but it was based on a play that he wrote instead of a novel. The film was directed by and starred Tommy Lee Jones alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

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  4. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  5. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.

Cormac McCarthy: F.A.Q

When was Cormac McCarthy Born?

Cormac McCarthy was born on July 20th, 1933.

When did Cormac McCarthy die?

Cormac McCarthy died on June 13th, 2023 at 89 years old.

Where was Cormac McCarthy Born?

Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

What book awards has Cormac McCarthy won?

All the Pretty Horses: National Book Awards Best Fiction (1992).
No Country for Old Men: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2008).

What was the first book Cormac McCarthy wrote?

The first book written by Cormac McCarthy was The Orchard Keeper, published in 1965.

What was the most recent book Cormac McCarthy wrote?

His most recently released work was Stella Maris on December 6th, 2022.

How many books has Cormac McCarthy written?

Cormac McCarthy has written 17 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 3 books in The Border Trilogy Series, 2 books in The Passenger Series, 7 Standalone Novels, 4 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Graphic Novels.

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    4 months ago

    just finished The Road for the first time. There will definitely be more reads of this wonderful book. Impressed with how much he made me feel the characters despite telling us very little about them – including their names!

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