Cormac McCarthy ( July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.
He has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road (2006). His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For All the Pretty Horses , The Road and Child of God have also been adapted as motion pictures.
Nuggets of Wisdom:
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.–No Country for Old Men
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.–All the Pretty Horses
Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.
You forget some things, dont you?
Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.–The Road