A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, he is best known for All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Road (2006), and No Country for Old Men (2007). His works span the Southern Gothic, Western, and Post-apocalyptic genres.
He hosted a radio show in Alaska while stationed there during his service with the U.S. Air Force. He later attended the University of Tennessee and published two short stories in the student literary magazine.
His dark novel, The Road, won the Pulitzer Prize, and No Country for Old Men was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film.
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Literary critic Harold Bloom called McCarthy one of the most important American novelists of the modern age.