American author Cormac McCarthy was born in 1933 and is the author of many acclaimed novels, including The Road and Blood Meridian. Initially, he attended the University of Tennessee, but dropped out in 1951 to join the US Air Force. His first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.
Cormac McCarthy passed away on 13th June 2023 at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.